David Greenspan

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DAVID GREENSPAN Acting credits include Terrence McNally’s Some Men at Second Stage, Richard II at CSC, Goethe’s Faust with Target Margin, David Grimm’s The Learned Ladies of Park Avenue at Hartford Stage, Kathleen Tolan’s The Wax at Playwrights Horizons, Harry Kondoleon’s Saved or Destroyed (directed by Craig Lucas) at Rattlestick, High Life and Second-hand Smoke at Primary Stages, Small Craft Warnings with Worth Street, José Rivera’s Sueño at MCC, Lipstick Traces with The Foundry, Richard Foreman’s Benita Canova and Mart Crowley’s The Boys in the Band (Obie, Drama Desk Nomination). He has directed and performed in his plays, Jack, Principia, The Home Show Pieces, 2 Samuel 11, Etc. at Home for Contemporary Theatre and Art, Dead Mother, or Shirley Not All in Vain at the Public, She Stoops to Comedy at Playwrights Horizons (Obie) and The Myopia, an epic burlesque of tragic proportion with The Foundry. His plays have been produced at theatres overseas, most notably The Royal Court in London and Stükke Theater in Berlin. He collaborated with composer Stephin Merritt and director Chen Shi- Zheng on The Orphan of Zhao and is assisting Mr. Chen on his adaptation of The Journey to the West. The Argument, based on Gerald Else’s writings about Aristotle’s Poetics, will be presented by Target Margin Theater in June under the direction of David Herskovits. Directing credits include Chikamatsu Monzaemon’s Gonza the Lancer at the Public and Kathleen Tolan’s Kate’s Diary at Playwrights Horizons. An alumnus of New Dramatists, he has received playwriting fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Jerome Foundation, Joyce Mertz-Gilmore Foundation and Charles Revson Foundation. He received the 1993 McKnight Fellowship from the Playwrights Center, a 2002 CalArts/Alpert Award and a 2006 Lucille Lortel Foundation Fellowship. He holds a B.A. in Drama from the University of California at Irvine.
 
Credits

Actor
Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 Once Upon a Mattress Abrons Arts Center (Playhouse) 12/13/2015 King Sextimus
2 Punk Rock Lucille Lortel Theatre 11/17/2014 Dr. Richard Harvey
3 A Midsummer Night's Dream East 13th Street/CSC Theatre 04/29/2012 Francis Flute/Cobweb
4 The Patsy The Duke on 42nd Street 07/24/2011 N/A
5 Go Back To Where You Are Peter Jay Sharp Theater (at Playwrights Horizons) 04/12/2011 Passalus
6 Orlando East 13th Street/CSC Theatre 09/23/2010 Ensemble
7 The Metal Children Vineyard Theatre 05/19/2010 Bruno Binelli / Father Derby
8 Coraline Lucille Lortel Theatre 06/01/2009 Other Mother
9 Beebo Brinker Chronicles 37 Arts Theatre B 03/05/2008 Jack
10 Some Men Second Stage Theatre 03/26/2007 Marty / Scoop / Camus / Archie /
11 Richard II East 13th Street/CSC Theatre 09/17/2006 Bagot/Bishop of Carlisle
12 Faust, Parts I & II East 13th Street/CSC Theatre 04/30/2006 Mephistopheles
13 Happy Days East 13th Street/CSC Theatre 02/15/2005 Willie
14 The Wax Playwrights Horizons 12/12/2000 Ben
15 Sueno MCC Theater 03/01/1999 N/A
16 High Life Primary Stages 01/03/1999 Donnie
17 Second-Hand Smoke Primary Stages 01/16/1997 N/A
18 The Boys in the Band Lucille Lortel Theatre 08/06/1996 Harold
19 Phaedra Vineyard Theatre 04/21/1995 Messenger
20 The Home Show Pieces Joseph Papp Public Theater/Martinson Theater 01/14/1992 N/A
21 Dead Mother Joseph Papp Public Theater/Susan Stein Shiva Theater 01/08/1991 Character 1-Harold

Author
Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 Go Back To Where You Are Peter Jay Sharp Theater (at Playwrights Horizons) 04/12/2011 Playwright
2 Coraline Lucille Lortel Theatre 06/01/2009 Book
3 Old Comedy After Aristophane's Frogs East 13th Street/CSC Theatre 05/11/2008 Playwright
4 The Home Show Pieces Joseph Papp Public Theater/Martinson Theater 01/14/1992 Playwright
5 Dead Mother Joseph Papp Public Theater/Susan Stein Shiva Theater 01/08/1991 Playwright

Director
Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 The Home Show Pieces Joseph Papp Public Theater/Martinson Theater 01/14/1992 Director
2 Dead Mother Joseph Papp Public Theater/Susan Stein Shiva Theater 01/08/1991 Director
3 Gonza the Lancer Joseph Papp Public Theater/Susan Stein Shiva Theater 10/09/1990 Director
4 Kate's Diary Joseph Papp Public Theater/Susan Stein Shiva Theater 11/21/1989 Director
Awards
Award Production
1 NOMINATED 2008 Drama League Award, Distinguished Performance Beebo Brinker Chronicles Actor
2 WON 1997 Obie Award, Performance The Boys in the Band Actor
3 WON 2007 Obie Award, Performance Faust, Parts I & II Actor
4 NOMINATED 2012 Outer Critics Circle Award, Outstanding Solo Performance The Patsy Actor
5 NOMINATED 2007 Outer Critics Circle Award, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Some Men Actor
6 NOMINATED 2007 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Featured Actor Some Men Actor
7 WON 2007 Obie Award, Performance Some Men Actor