David Kennedy

Nora by Ingmar Bergman, Directed by David Kennedy, featured in CHANCE MAGAZINE


Master of Fine Arts in Directing, Yale School of Drama, 2000

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, Dalhousie University, 1993

Major Career Achievements

Assistant Professor of Drama, University of Alberta, 2013-Present
Associate Artistic Director, Westport Playhouse, Westport, CT, 2009-Present
Acting Artistic Director, Dallas Theater Center, Dallas, TX, 2007-2008
Associate Director, Dallas Theater Center, Dallas, TX, 2004-2007
Founding Artistic Director, The Lunar Society, Toronto, ON, 2003-2005
Artistic Director, Ensemble Company for the Performing Arts, New Haven, CT, 1998
Founding Artistic Director, Milkman Theatre Group, Halifax, NS, 1992-1999
Freelance Director: The Wilma Theater, Clarence Brown Theatre Company, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, University of Rochester International Theatre Program, Asolo Repertory Theatre Conservatory, Ship's Company Theatre, among others.

Recent Directing Credits

Appropriate by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Westport Playhouse, 2017
The Invisible Hand
by Ayad Akhtar, Westport Playhouse, 2016
Iphigenia at Aulis by Euripides, University of Alberta Studio Theatre, 2015
And a Nightingale Sang
by C.P. Taylor, Westport Playhouse, 2015
A Dream Play by August Strindberg,
adapted by Caryl Churchill, University of Alberta Studio Theatre, 2015
Nora by Ingmar Bergman
(an adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House), Westport Playhouse, 2014
The Real Thing
by Tom Stoppard, The Wilma Theater, Philadelphia, PA, 2014
by Joe Orton, Westport Playhouse, 2013
by Leslye Headland, The Wilma Theater, 2013
Tartuffe by Molière,
Westport Playhouse, 2012
The Robbers
by Friedrich Schiller, in a world-premiere adaptation by Klaus van den Berg, Asolo Rep Conservatory, Sarasota, FL, 2012

Awards and Fellowships

Connecticut Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Director, 2017
Connecticut Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Production, 2017
Phil Killian Fellowship, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland, OR, 2004
Directing Fellowship, The Drama League, New York, NY, 1995


CHANCE, Profile of Theodoros Terzopoulos’ Antigone, Spring 2017
, "Document: Dane Laffrey/The Maids," an interview with the cast of Red Bull Theatre's Production of The Maids by Jean Genet, Spring 2014