For the Company, he also performed in Steven Dietz's PRIVATE EYES, in WALT AND ROY, playing Roy Disney to Joe's Walt, and as Vladimir in WAITING FOR GODOT.
David also co-directed and co-starred with Hanrahan in Joe's script of LOVE MATCH, also co-directed by Mike Sneden. And he co-directed and co-starred again with Joe for the Judy-award winning THE HUNCHBACK VARIATIONS. (That production included a short dramatic piece that Dave adapted from Richard Foreman's journals.)
Along with his stage work, David has also appeared in some films. If you go to the Daniel Boone Home in Defiance, Missouri, you'll see him as young Daniel in a short film written by Joe Hanrahan. He also appears in the film DEFIANCE and stars in THE TELL-TALE HEART, which was screened at the New York Independent Film Festival in April of 2003. Both films were directed by Doveed Linder.
David appeared again with The Magic Smoking Monkey Theatre in their hilarious hit THE STAR WARS TRILOGY LIVE, portraying the evil Emperor and other roles.
He then embarked with Joe on the additional run of THE HUNCHBACK VARIATIONS, which was chosen to appear at The Philadelphia Fringe Festival. Sandwiched around that four-day run over the Labor Day weekend in Philadelphia were performances in August at The Commonspace, and later in September at Technisonic Studios.
David was recognized as Best Actor/1999 by The Riverfront Times, an honor he
shared with Joe Hanrahan.
David had a busy 2005 theatre year, acting in St. Louis Shakespeare’s
JULIUS CAESAR and their Magic Smoking Monkey productions of GLEN
OR GLENDA and REEFER MADNESS, and tech directing their summer season
at Grandel Theatre.
Also, in his swan song at Meramec Community College, David directed
Sam Shepard’s BURIED CHILD.
In the Spring of 2006, David performed in BURIED CHILD,
under the direction of Milt Zoth, for Muddy Waters Theatre.
In the summer of 2006, after the Company’s succesful revival of THE BALLAD OF JESSE JAMES, David performed in an acclaimed St. Louis Shakespeare production of METAMORPHOSES.
In between, he sandwiched in an appearance in one the 48-Hour Film Festival shorts, for which he was recognized with a Best Actor award.
In November of 2006, David appeared in the role of John Proctor's in Muddy
Waters production of Arthur Miller's THE CRUCIBLE.
David received Kevin Kline Award nominations for individual and ensemble
performances for BURIED CHILD and THE CRUCIBLE, as well as for
In Spring, 2007, David formed the St. Louis Actors' Studio with William Roth
and Milton Zoth.