David Taylor Little has worked all over the United States as a director of plays, musicals and operas. He received his MFA in direction from The New School for Drama in New York City where he was an assistant director for the 24 Hour Plays both on and off Broadway, as well the director of a number of off-off Broadway plays and musicals. He has also served as the artistic director for The Theatre Factory in Pittsburgh, PA (his beloved home town). Recent directing projects include Donizetti’s opera Il Campanello for Blue Lake Opera and Henry VI for The Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company based in Grand Haven, MI. He will be returning to Grand Haven in 2022 to stage Love’s Labor’s Lost for The Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company.
While playwriting is a newer endeavor for David, he has already amassed a number of productions of his written work. His play Christmas Gifts, written for Indiana Public Radio, appeared live on their radio station in 2019 as well as live online for The Theatre Factory and Speranza Theatre Company, both in 2020. He was commissioned to write Arlo Whittaker and the 12th Night Murder for The Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company. This play also received a full production at Ball State University as well as developmental readings at The Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. Additional commissions for Pigeon Creek
Shakespeare include new plays in the Arlo Whittaker series: Arlo Whittaker and the Petruchio Problem, produced live online in 2021, and the upcoming Arlo Whittaker and the Mackers Mistake. His newest work, The Disappearance of Ezra Clybourne will appear on stage with The Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp professional company in the Summer of 2023.
As a teaching artist, David has worked as the Young Playwrights Coordinator in the education department of City Theatre Company in Pittsburgh, PA, and at The Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp as a musical theatre instructor. He currently serves on the directing faculty at Ball State University. While working at Ball State he has directed productions of Green Day’s American Idiot, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, his own play Arlo Whittaker and the 12th Night Murder, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, and will direct Our Town in the fall of 2022.