Starting 10/18/19, 7:30:00 pm: Dracula

David Morton

About Me…

David has been doing theater since age 15 and in the corridor for the past 13 years. Some of his more favorite roles include Oscar Wilde in Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde and The Wicked Witch in The Wizard of Oz, both for Theatre Cedar Rapids. He has performed in twelve Classics at Brucemore shows including Our Town, Hay Fever, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and As You Like It. He has also worked with Giving Tree Theater as a director for A Streetcar Named Desire, Peter and the Starcatcher, and Dial M for Murder and played the role of Elwood P. Dowd in Harvey. He also played Henri Labisse in Victor/Victoria for Revival Theatre Company.

He has worked for Riverside Theater, Urban Theater Project of Iowa, and SPT as well. Born and raised in southern California, he studied acting at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles and did theater in San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. He has made Iowa his home since 2003 and by day is the Historic Landscape Manager at Brucemore, Iowa’s only site for the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Approach/Style…

I take a more visceral and collaborative approach to directing. Getting a sense of what the actors think of in terms of their characters, and working together on our ideas of a theme and what the story being told is from each of their perspectives. Helping the actor to tell the story with not only words, but action based on their visceral responses to the text, surroundings, and each other.

Thoughts on Ripcord

The humor of the piece is especially enticing to me as well as the lives of the two main characters and the effect they have on one another. It is a story about friendship and love, family and disappointment, joy and discovery. All of the things that make theater worthwhile.

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