Dave is a painter, writer, and theatre artist living and working in North Adams, MA. He is a two-time Jim Henson Foundation grant recipient for his original play The Chronicles of Rose, which tells the story of Rose Valland who helped save countless European paintings from being lost forever during WWII.
When he is not in his studio, David teaches performance and classes in creative-practice at Siena College in Albany, NY. In 2016, Siena produced his original clown play The Painting, which was selected to be presented at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Region One.
Last year, David was a co-creator and the lead designer of Iinisikimm, an illuminated, night-time puppet performance in celebration of the return of Buffalo to Banff National Park, Canada. This summer, David will direct the 3rd annual Berkshire Lantern Walk, a community festival of light, in collaboration with the New England Puppet Intensive and Clark Art Institute.
David studied Drama at the University of Calgary with the likes of Clem Martini and improv guru Keith Johnstone, and earned an MFA in Theatre from Sarah Lawrence College in New York.
In 2006, David started his blog, Porchlight Paintings to connect with like minded artists and collectors from around the world. Since then, his small scale paintings have allowed him to practice classical technique and develop a naturalistic style that has become a signature element of his paintings.
2018 New England Puppet Intensive
July 24 – August 10, 2018
2018 will mark the return of the full 15 day program so get ready for physical training, yoga, articulation labs and a unique design laboratory with a fully stocked, puppet-making studio set against the backdrop of the beautiful Massachusetts Berkshires.
As well, participants will take part in a collective creation project which will be presented as part of the Berkshire Lantern Walk in partnership with the world renown Clark Art Institute.
The New England Puppet Intensive aims to create an environment which fosters colloquy, experimentation, and collaborative development—framework which we believe promotes truly inspired work. We will work in sessions starting at 9 am and going well into the evening most nights, usually 9:30 pm. Breaks for lunch, dinner and snacks will be scheduled throughout the day.
www.newenglandpuppet.org • 413-652-7249
- 243 Union Street, # 201
North Adams, MA 01247