Creative Team, Director
David Kennedy is an Associate Professor in the Department of Drama at the University of Alberta, where he serves as Artistic Coordinator of the Studio Theatre and Coordinator of the MFA Program in Directing. Other credits include 14 seasons as Associate Artistic Director of Connecticut's Westport Playhouse (directed: 4000 Miles, Doubt: A Parable, Don Juan, The Understudy, Appropriate, The Invisible Hand(Connecticut Critics Circle Awards for Outstanding Production and Outstanding Director), And a Nightingale Sang, Nora, Loot, Tartuffe, Suddenly Last Summer, Beyond Therapy, and Dinner with Friends) and four seasons as Associate Artistic Director of Dallas Theater Center (directed: The Misanthrope, Glengarry Glen Ross, Thom Pain (based on nothing), I am My Own Wife, The Violet Hour). Other directing credits include the Wilma Theater (The Real Thing, Assistance, The Understudy), Hartford Theaterworks (The Invisible Hand), Clarence Brown Theatre Company (The Triumph of Love, Arcadia), Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (Romeo & Juliet), Prospect Theater Company (Don Carlos), and Ship’s Company Theatre (Brighter Than the Light of the Sun), among many others. He has also workshopped and developed new plays for Westport Playhouse, Dallas Theater Center, New Dramatists, The Acting Company, People’s Light, Arkansas Repertory Theatre and evenstar films, and was a founding artistic director of The Lunar Society and Milkman Theatre Group, two independent Canadian theatre ensembles. A graduate of the Yale School of Drama, Kennedy is a former Phil Killian Fellow at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, a Drama League Directing Fellow, and the recipient of the University of Alberta’s Rutherford Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.