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David Dalton

Drama Artistic Director and Associate Professor, Acting and Directing

205 Drama Bldg.,
Charlottesville, VA

David Dalton is a director and adaptor of classic texts with an emphasis on comedy. He recently directed Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson for the UVa Department of Drama and Almost, Maine for the Heritage Theatre Festival. His work has been seen in professional theaters and colleges throughout the northeast including The Duke on 42nd Street, The Bushwick Starr, Incubator Arts Project, PS 122, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, and Walnut Street Theatre Studio in Philadelphia. David adapted and directed a pro-wrestling-inspired take on Wagner’s Ring Cycle operas, which was selected a New York Times Critics’ Pick. He also adapted and directed Gilbert and Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore for a production that was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revival of a Musical. David has a research interest in plays from the Spanish Golden Age, and he adapted and directed Lope de Vega’s Dog in the Manger to critical acclaim in New York. Prior to joining the UVA Department of Drama, he taught at Barnard College and was a guest artist at Brandeis University. He is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and has a M.F.A. in Directing from Columbia University.