David recently returned to the LA theater community to direct In Circles at the Odyssey Theatre. He has directed many memorable and rewarding shows in Los Angeles during the 1980’s and 90’s including The Waiting Room (Mark Taper Forum) He Hunts, Sugar Plum Fairy (Geffen Playhouse), Marlane Meyer’s Kingfish and his own-devised Joni Mitchell Project at LATC, Peer Gynt, Salome and Broadway at the Actor’s Gang, and Plato’s Symposium with his own Modern Artists Company. David also directed and developed original theater and performance work by such crucial local artists as John Fleck, Sandra Tsing Loh, Ann Magnuson, Michael Sargent and Justin Tanner. More recently, back in NYC, he directed the OBIE award-winning And God Created Great Whales by Rinde Eckert, Wintertime by Charles Mee, Jr. and The Fat Lady Sings by Jean- Claude van Italie. His many new opera world premieres include The Mines of Sulphur at New York City Opera, Elizabeth Cree at Philadelphia Opera and Emperor Of Atlantis (New York Times ten-best list) at Boston Lyric Opera. He maintains a creative presence in the southland by directing often at Long Beach Opera, including recently As One, Hydrogen Jukebox and Leonard Bernstein’s Candide.