Winner of 'The Moth' StorySLAM, David has performed
F*ck Tinder: a love story 92 times throughout North America, selling out almost every show from Vancouver to New York City.
David has toured 6 other solo shows: Eat Thy Neighbor (The Kraine - NYC) inspired by a trip to Papau New Guinea), Trippin’ (LaMaMa ETC), Monks and Sluts and Statesmen (Oh, My!) (Edinburgh-an avant punk puppet cabaret), Raging Love (Atlantic Center-for and about mentor Spalding Gray), All Yogis Be Crazy (SYF'16) and Total Novice (Hollywood Fringe '14).
His newest shows which were to premiere in 2020 have been rescheduled for 2023. They include Mississippi Yankee about his time spent in Clarksdale, Mississippi "The Birthplace of The Blues" and Delta Deep, when he got marooned in the Mississippi Delta much longer than expected during the pandemic.
He’s is finishing a book about living and working with his mentor Spalding Gray at an arts colony shortly before his suicide, called Never Meet Your Idols.
David is a trained opera singer and Jonathan Larson Award-winning producer as well as a writer/composer of 5 evening-length operas/musicals, including: No God But Yearning: A Prayer Cycle (Mabou Mines and The Public Theatre's: New Works Now!), WARNING!: eXplicit Material (Disney/ASCAP, Dixon Place), Virtual Motion (Sacred Fools, HeRE and 20 other venues), Ecstatic Journey: a multimedia opera (Aspen and American Opera Projects), and STAR DREK!: a musical parody which ran in Seattle for 2 years to the delight of Shatner & Nimoy who came to see it and loved it.
David has worked in the writers’ rooms of the TV shows: HawthoRNe (TNT), Swingtown (CBS), and Jonas (Disney) as in The Jonas Brothers. Yup. He hung with Kevin, Joe and Nick. They don't wear underpants. He wishes they did.
David has told stories on the stages of The Moth Grandslam, Porchlight, Bawdy Storytelling, BINA, About Last Night, Ten Tops, TopTale, The Leimert Park Griot, and dozens of others. And he’s also been on the podcasts: "Date/Able", “Unqualified” with Anna Faris (and Dennis Leary), "I Found It on The Internet", "Dates & Mates" with relationship coach Damona Hoffman, "Regarding Sex" on Radio Mutiny", and “T&A Talk About Sex.”
And as co-founder of the non-profit juggernaut Raw Impressions, Inc.. and RIPFest he produced the world premieres of 170 of ten-minute musicals and 60 short films from 2001-2006 with over 2000 amazing artists in New York & LA including Oscar, Emmy and Tony-winning talent like Jon Spaihts (writer, Dune, Doctor Strange), Alex Woo (EP: True Blood), Tonya Pinkins (star: Caroline or Change), Jack Lechner (producer: Fog of War), Rachel Axler (writer/producer: Veep) and Rachel Sheinkin (writer ...Spelling Bee)
David's a speechwriter, filmmaker and social media ad overtiming expert. With his shingle the Keynote Whisperer, David helps executives craft winning keynotes for national conferences. David's also a crowdfunding expert who wrote the book Kickstart This! and created strategies and run campaigns that have raised over $500,000.
David studied politics at Princeton with a focus on African politics and political theatre. He also got a Masters in Music composition at Northwestern after a brief stint at Juilliard - like all good comedians.