Artistic Associate: Kentucky Shakespeare Festival, Louisville, KY, 2003-2007.
·The Globe Players
•Served as Director for the inaugural year and three additional seasons

Artist-in-Residence: Chicago Shakespeare on Navy Pier, Chicago, IL, 2007, 2009, 2010.

Artistic Associate: Montana Shakespeare in the Parks/Schools, Bozeman, MT, 2002-2004, 2006, 2008, 2015. Assisted in the creation of curriculum for in-class workshops. Directed full-length production selected for NEA grant. Actor and company manager.

Arts Educator: Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Milwaukee, WI, 2001-2003.

​​​​​Degrees and Training

David has taught theatre, combat, movement and film at universities and regional theatres across the U.S. He is a member of the Michael Chekhov Association and the Society for American Fight Directors. Currently he is a guest Instructor with Independence Community College and The William Inge Festival teaching movement and directing "Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play" by Annie Washburn.

M.F.A. Acting, Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL, 1997-2000

B.A. Drama, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, 1991-1996

Certificate, Actor Combatant, "Unarmed", "Rapier/Dagger", "Broadsword".

In Progress: Teacher Training Certificate, Michael Chekhov Association. 

"Overall, this class was one of the most beneficial to my career here at OCU and beyond. I have gained skills that will help me communicate truths with the mind, body and soul. It has made me more aware of what my options are and has made me believe that I am not only a singer and an actor but also a mover. These skills transfer into all avenues of the acting field as well as day to day life. I HAVE A BODY!"

Oklahoma City University, Visiting Assistant Professor-Oklahoma City, OK 


Directed Metamorphoses by Mary Zimmerman.
Directed Richard II by William Shakespeare.

Teaching Movement for the Stage, and Stage Combat using core strenthening exercises, safety through story-telling, improvisation, neutral mask as well as learning the fundamentals of Chekhov’s system. 

Teaching Positions

Movement pedagogy

Silk Road Rising, Lead Teaching Artist/Company member 

Chicago, IL


Helped create and run "Myths to Drama outreach program in Chicago Public Schools. Hired and trained all support staff. Assisted in curriculum development and fundraising .

​​​Mt. Saint Mary University, Adjunct Professor-Milwaukee, WI

Taught classes in Creative Dramatics and Beginning Acting

I have found so much possibility for growth as an actor and teacher by incorporating the work of Jacque Lecoq's 'neutral mask', and Michael Chekhov's use of energy and gesture. A great deal of the work is personal, mysterious, and like the human situation- comical. I've come to accept the mystery as something beautiful, something to wholly embrace. This approach allows us to laugh at ourselves, find pathos in the universal, and bring it six nights a week, safely, as if for the first time.

Guest Lecturer

2014    Carroll College, MT
• Acting for non-majors
2013    California State at Dominquez Hills, CA
• Acting for non-majors
2010    Concordia University, IL
 • Shakespeare: Suiting the Word to the Action
2009    Roosevelt University, IL
• Period Styles: Acting in Restoration Comedies
2008    Notre Dame University, IN
• Stage Combat
2007    Rockford College, IL
• The Business of Show Business- A Practical Approach
2005    Wittenberg University, OH
• Stage Combat
• Audition Technique
2001    Moraine Valley Community College, IL
• Acting in Chicago
• Auditioning/Theatre Business

Independence Community College/William Inge Center For The Arts, Guest Instructor-Independence, KS 
SP 2016
Director: Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play by Annie Washburn

Instructor of Movement