David Kennedy

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

Education

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

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre | Dalhousie University | 1993

Major Career Achievements

Associate Professor of Drama | University of Alberta | 2019-Present

Assistant Professor of Drama | University of Alberta | 2013-2019

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

Select Freelance Director Credits: Hartford TheaterWorks | 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

Recent Directing Credits

Don Juan by Molière, in a world-premiere translation and adaptation by Brendan Pelsue | Westport Playhouse | 2019

The Understudy by Theresa Rebeck | Westport Playhouse | 2018

The Invisible Hand by Ayad Akhtar | Hartford TheaterWorks | Hartford, CT | 2018

The Lower Depths by Maxim Gorky, freely adapted by David Kennedy | U of A Studio Theatre | 2018

Appropriate by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins | Westport Playhouse | 2017

The Invisible Hand by Ayad Akhtar | Westport Playhouse | 2016

Iphigenia at Aulis by Euripides, translated by Don Taylor | U of A Studio Theatre | 2015

And a Nightingale Sang by C.P. Taylor | Westport Playhouse | 2015

A Dream Play by August Strindberg, adapted by Caryl Churchill | U of A Studio Theatre | 2015

Nora by Ingmar Bergman (adapted from Ibsen's A Doll House) | Westport Playhouse | 2014

The Real Thing by Tom Stoppard | The Wilma Theater | Philadelphia, PA | 2014

Teaching Awards


Rutherford Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching | University of Alberta | 2019

Faculty of Arts Undergraduate Teaching Award | University of Alberta | 2018


Professional Awards

Connecticut Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Director | 2017

Connecticut Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Production | 2017


Fellowships

Phil Killian Fellowship | Oregon Shakespeare Festival | Ashland, OR | 2004

Directing Fellowship | The Drama League | New York, NY |1995

 

Publications

CHANCE | Theodoros Terzopoulos' Antigone | Spring 2017

CHANCE | "Document: Dane Laffrey/The Maids," an interview with the cast of Red Bull Theatre's Production of The Maids by Jean Genet | Spring 2014

 

Professional Affiliations:

Member | Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (the U.S. union for professional directors)

Member | Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre