Production Philosophy

-Cynicism is the natural enemy of creativity.  My process is guided by curiosity, lateral thinking and integrity-


Biography

Currently an independent theater and production consultant, David's recent projects include an installation for Moment Factory, the inaugural production of the annual DGF:TOASTS event at the Hudson Theatre on Broadway and the creation of a work with Video Artist Charles Atlas. With his consulting practice, David is consulting on production and operations planning for The Perelman Center and creating A/V system designs and implementations for a Maker-space in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, scheduled to open Spring 2019.

Prior to his independent practice, David was Director of Production for Lincoln Center Festival. Lincoln Center Festival presented large-scale international works annually each July in a festival format, utilizing the world-class venues at Lincoln Center. Focusing on contemporary artists and multidisciplinary works, the Festival presented over 130 premieres from its inception in 1986 until it ended in 2017.

Prior to joining Lincoln Center, David was Director of Production for the New 42nd Street Inc. The New42 is the landlord of 5 historic theaters on 42nd Street in NYC. Additionally, the New42 operates the Duke on 42nd Street and the Drama Desk Award winning New Victory Theater. The New Victory Theater, the oldest working theater in New York City, re-opened after an extensive renovation in 1995 as New York City's premier venue for kids and families. The New42 also operates the New 42nd Street Studios, an 80,000 sq./ft. building which houses rehearsal studios servicing the Broadway, Off-Broadway and Dance communities. In 16 years as Director of Production, David oversaw the presentation of 180+ national and international companies in the Duke, Studios and the Victory and originated/managed over $17m of capital construction projects.

Prior to joining the New42, David was Technical Manager at the Citizens Theatre in Glasgow, Scotland. While at the Citz, David oversaw all technical elements for 35 productions, including several large-scale works for the Citizens at the Edinburgh International Festival. David also completed and commissioned a £3m expansion of the rehearsal facilities and workshops of the historic Citizens Theatre.

As part of his consulting practice, David contributes to peer reviews, feasibility studies, budget, production and capital construction/expansion projects.

Professional Services:

-Production Management
-Production Consulting
-Labor/Trade Union/CBA Consulting
-Production Planning and Budgeting
-Technical Systems Design
-Capital Project Development and Design/Scope Management
-Organizational/Operational Planning and Budgeting