David Tompkins is a performing arts executive with over thirty years of leadership experience; in the areas of non-profit performing arts, movies, television, commercial trade shows, and the Broadway Touring, and symphonic music, and concert industries. For the last fifteen years he has worked as an interim Executive Director and consultant and led turn-arounds for numerous non-profit arts organizations, focusing on restructuring their operations, retiring debt, building cash reserves, and creating a sustainable business model.
Tompkins has an MA degree in directing, and was a union stagehand for over 15 years, and in addition to his consulting work, he is the Production Stage Manager for the annual Sundance Film Festival Awards Ceremony.
Barrington Theatre Company's (BSC) 2018 Season opening production 'The Royal Family of Broadway', is a wacky, wonderful, and highly entertaining 1920's era madcap musical romp.BWW Review: MAME at North Shore Music Theatre June 7, 2018
The classic Musical 'Mame' opened the 2018 season last night at NSMT. The Musical by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, with Lyrics by Jerry Herman, and based on the book by Patrick Dennis, is a 1966 Musical Theatre warhorse that has starred such luminaries as, Rosalind Russell, Angela Landsbury, and even Lucille Ball, in the ill-fated 1970's movie.