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Member Since 2003
David has been a member of the Curtainbox Theatre Company since 2003. He became involved in theatre at St. Ambrose University and continued his education at Humboldt State University where he received his M.F.A. in directing in 2002. In the years between St. Ambrose and Humboldt he taught theatre at St. Katharine's/St. Mark's College Preparatory School (now Rivermont Collegiate) and directed numerous plays for collegiate and community theater organizations. Among his favorite directing projects are K2, Waiting for Godot, Fences, Speed the Plow, A Lie of the Mind, and A Midsummer Night's Dream. He has also had the privilege of collaborating as a director with a number of living playwrights in developing new and experimental plays. As an actor, he has enjoyed performing numerous roles. Among his favorite are Tom in The Glass Menagerie, Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls, and Emil in the Curtainbox production of Three Viewings. He has also performed improv comedy locally with Comedy Sportz, Amprov, and the Heavy Bread Improv troupe which toured extensively in eastern Iowa and the Chicago area. As a writer, David has had his plays produced in different venues both locally and on the west coast. He has also written and performed several sketch comedy shows in Chicago. He has written and directed several short films one of which received an award for Best Comedy from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. And recently he has spent several years co-writing and re-co-writing a feature length screenplay with fellow Curtainbox members Kim and David Furness- one of the most pleasurable and protracted endeavors of his creative career. He is currently working on a stage adaptation of this screenplay because, apparently, he's a masochist. And he's also working on an experimental piece that attempts to approach the same goal as Brecht's didactic theater without so much verfremdungseffekt or politics. Blah, blah, blah. Enjoy the show.