Teaching

As an educator, David has taught students from the very young to the not so young in theatre and visual art. Click here to read a full CV.

ACADEMIC TEACHING EXPERIENCE

bloomsburg-university-logoAssociate Professor* of Theatre, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA, 2012 to Present. Teaching all levels of acting, directing and playwriting. Director of productions (The Importance of Being Earnest, The Arsonists, Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom, Twelve Angry Jurors, The Underpants, Macbeth, Avenue Q). Mentor to student actors, playwrights and directors.
*Promoted from Assistant to Associate in August 2017.

Program Director of Theater,  Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY, 2011-2012
Fundamentals of Acting, Introduction to Theatre courses, advising students. Director of mainstage productions (You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Arsenic & Old Lace) and advisor to the Players, the student theater company.

Assistant Adjunct, Wagner College, Staten Island, NY, 2008-2011
Courses taught included Introduction to Acting, Intermediate Acting, Theatre Appreciation, Script Analysis for Designers, and Public Speaking. Guest director (Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Stanley Drama Award reading series, The Identity Project, The Frolicks).

Associate Adjunct, Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, NY, 2010-2015
Courses included Acting I , Introduction to Theatre, Oral Interpretation, Voice and Articulation, Effective Public Speaking.

Adjunct, The City College of New York, Graduate Program in Educational Theatre, 2011
Dramatic Literature for High School Students

Associate Adjunct, Speech Communication, Queensborough Community College, New York, NY, 2009

Adjunct Lecturer, Fundamentals of Speech, Borough of Manhattan Community College, NYC, NY, 2009

Guest Lecturer, Teaching Artistry, Purchase College, Purchase, NY, 2008

Guest Lecturer, Drama in Special Education, New York University,New York, NY, 2007, 2008

Guest Lecturer, Managing a Career in Theatre, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX, 2007

Director, Showcase Scenes for Graduates, William Esper Studios, NYC, NY, 2005

Guest Lecturer, Drama in Education, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA, 1998, 1999

Teaching Assistant, Theatre History, Rutgers University,New Brunswick, NJ, 2002-03
Teaching Assistant, Acting I & II, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA, 1993-1995

TEACHING EXPERIENCE WITH AGES 4 to 18

Teaching Artist, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Brooklyn, NY 2009 to Present
Theatre Mash Up for ages 12-16,
Acting and Theatre-making Classes for ages 5-10,
Acting and Playwriting Classes for Teens

Teaching Artist, Arts Horizons, Englewood, NJ, 2004-2006
Macbeth: Putting History Into a Frame Residency, IS 77, Queens, NYC
Romeo & Juliet Residency: Shakespeare & Modernization, IS 129, Bronx, NYC
Original Play Residency at PS 2, Bronx, NY 15-session playwriting residency
Hamlet Residency at White Plains High School, White Plains, NY
Midsummer Night’s Dream/Elizabethan England: Putting History into a Frame, PS 46, Bronx, NY

Teaching Artist, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Seattle, WA, 1996-2003
SCT Drama School
Specialty Classes for grades 7-12: Improvisation, Shakespeare, Dialects, Play Development. Acting for grades 3-12: Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Levels. Creative Drama for grades PreK-2: Exploring Shakespeare Treasure Trunk Theatre, Dramatic Imagination.
SCT Education & Outreach
Individual Workshops: Creative Drama, acting, Shakespeare, mask work, mainstage production. Visual arts based: Ancient Egypt, Leonardo da Vinci, Marc Chagall, Kurdistan. Residencies: Words of MLK, Jr., Shakespeare, Playwriting, History of Theatre. Educator Training: Pacific Lutheran University courses, Monroe and Seattle School Districts. Docent training: Bellevue Art Museum, Frye Art Museum, Seattle Art Museum

Teaching Artist, Wingspan Arts, New York, NY, 2004-2005
PS 192 After-School Drama Club, 4th & 5th grade students, 2004-05
Millennium High School After-School Drama Club, Guest Teacher, 2004

Teaching Artist, George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick, NJ, 2003
The Divas and Gentle Men Project Residency at Paul Robeson Middle School.  Spoken word performance on the topic of what is means to be a young man.

Teaching Artist, McCarter Theater, Princeton, NJ, 2003
Acting Sampler Class, grades 4 through 9

Teaching Artist, Algonquin Arts, Manasquan, NJ, 2003
Midsummer Night’s Dream Workshop, 7th graders, Matawan, NJ
Improvisation Workshop, At-risk teens, Asbury Park, NJ
Acting Workshop, assisted living tenants, East Brunswick, NJ

Teaching Artist, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle, WA, 1998-2000
Bringing Theatre into the Classroom professional development workshop series developed with SRT Education Director Andrea Allen designed to teach classroom teachers how to better use theatre and drama in their classroom curriculum, teachers of grades 4th to 12th

Teaching Artist, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC, 1995-96
Intermediate Level Acting Class, Theatre Training Program, 5th to 9th graders
Advanced Acting Class (co-taught), 5th to 9th graders