Writer/Director

David Eliet is a playwright, director and theatre educator. He was the founding artistic director of The Perishable Theatre in Providence, RI, and one of the founders of The Trinity Rep Conservatory (now the Brown Trinity Rep Consortium) and served as its director for eight years.  He helped to create the Theatre Arts Major at Trinity College and served on the committee to implement the new Independent Degree Program.  He served as the Director of Education for The Cleveland Play House and was the Director of the Cleveland Play House/Ohio University Lab Company, which performed a repertory of plays for children and adults.  At Circle In The Square he inaugurated The Suitcase Theatre  (now the Alumni Performance Company) and laid the groundwork for the Musical Theatre Program for Actors.  As a playwright he has been the recipient of many awards for his writing, including a Kennedy Center New Visions/New Voices Award, an Edward F. Albee Playwriting Fellowship, an Alden B. Dow Creativity Fellowship, and a Rhode Island State Council on The Arts Playwriting Fellowship.  In the spring of 2005, David was named a Fulbright Scholar and spent three semesters teaching, directing, writing, and making films at the Kirovohrad Social-Pedagogical Institute.  Ten of his plays have been published in the United States, three by Baker’s Plays and six by Dramatic Publishing and one in Persona Magazine.  His scripts have been produced throughout the United States and abroad.  Two plays have been translated and published in Holland, one in Germany (on tape for the blind) and one in the Ukrainian literary journal Vsesvit