David Ives

DAVID IVES is probably best known for his evening of one-act comedies called All in the Timing. This season he simultaneously had a drama off-Broadway (New Jerusalem, about the excommunication about Spinoza, at Classic Stage Company) and a comedy on Broadway (Is He Dead?, adapted from a play by Mark Twain, at the Lyceum). His short plays are collected in two anthologies, All in the Timing (Vintage) and Time Flies (Grove). His full-length theatre works are available in Polish Joke and Other Plays (Grove). He is also the author of three young-adult novels, Monsieur Eek, Scrib and Voss (which will be available this coming fall). He has adapted 22 American musicals for City Center's Encores series, as well as South Pacific (with Reba McEntire) and Jubilee for concert at Carnegie Hall, and My Fair Lady for the New York Philharmonic. He recently translated Georges Feydeau's classic French farce A Flea in Her Ear for Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and Yasmina Reza's A Spanish Play for Classic Stage Company. He is a graduate of Yale School of Drama, a former Guggenheim Fellow in playwriting, and is the Secretary of the Dramatists Guild of America.
Award Production Function
1 NOMINATED 2017 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Adaptation The Liar Adaptation
2 NOMINATED 2013 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Revival All in the Timing Playwright
3 NOMINATED 2013 Off Broadway Alliance Award, Best Play Revival All in the Timing Playwright
4 NOMINATED 2012 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Play The School For Lies Playwright
5 NOMINATED 2010 Drama League Award, Outstanding Production of a Play Venus in Fur Playwright
6 NOMINATED 2008 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Play New Jerusalem: The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza at Talmud Torah Congregation: Amsterdam, July 27, 1656 Playwright
7 WON 1994 Outer Critics Circle Award, John Gassner Award All in the Timing Playwright