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David Davila is an award winning writer and comedian from the border of South Texas where 45 wants to build his idiotic wall. An alumnus of The Second City Training Center in Chicago and the Primary Stages ESPA Playwriting School, he is proud to be a charter member of the Musical Theatre Factory, ... (read complete bio)
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David Davila is an award winning writer and comedian from the border of South Texas where 45 wants to build his idiotic wall. An alumnus of The Second City Training Center in Chicago and the Primary Stages ESPA Playwriting School, he is proud to be a charter member of the Musical Theatre Factory, ... (read complete bio)
 

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David Davila Biography

David Davila is an award winning writer and comedian from the border of South Texas where 45 wants to build his idiotic wall. An alumnus of The Second City Training Center in Chicago and the Primary Stages ESPA Playwriting School, he is proud to be a charter member of the Musical Theatre Factory, the LatinX Playwright Circle, the Rogue Writers Group, the PlayGround Experiment, and the founding Artistic Director of Lone Star Theatre Company. He dedicates his life to telling the stories of Latinx and gay people living in the United States. His theatre works include Manuel vs the Statue of Liberty: an undocumented musical comedy (NYMF), Promesa: a mariachi musical (MTF), Animal Husbandry (Fringe NYC), Aztec Pirates & the Insignificance of Life on Mars: a Latinx Fantasia on National Themes Part One - The Insignificance of Life on Mars (San Diego Rep) Part 2 - The Inequity of Sacrifice (NYC Latinx Playwright Circle), Vox Pop: a musical parable (MTF), Pyramid: a musical adventure (Lincoln Center AACR), #52SONGS: a song cycle (The Beechmen), Tales from Highway 281 (Intar), Adan y Julio y la Frontera 2003 (Viva SA), Men of God (Lone Star Theatre), Butt Babies Never Live: a poetry cycle (Poetic Theatre Productions), and several short plays and films. He is a Rockwell Scholar, an Askins Playwright Fellow, and the son of a preacher man. www.daviddavila.net @davidodavila




David Davila News

Winner Announced For The 2022 Smith Prize For Political Theater Photo Winner Announced For The 2022 Smith Prize For Political Theater
by Stephi Wild - Jun 23, 2022

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that collaborate in innovative ways to develop, produce, and extend the life of new plays, is thrilled to announce the winner of the 2022 Smith Prize for Political Theater: writer, performer, director, comedian, and dramaturg, David Davila.

Teatro Audaz Presents David Davila's THE MESQUITE TREE Photo Teatro Audaz Presents David Davila's THE MESQUITE TREE
by Stephi Wild - Jun 11, 2022

Teatro Audaz continues its triumphant return to live productions with the latest play in their 2022 season dedicated to Latinx families. The Mesquite Tree, an American Tragedy, is a new family dramedy written by South Texas playwright David Davila (Manuel Vs the Statue of Liberty, The Aztec Pirates trilogy) and directed by Vanessa Rae Lerma.

The Latiné Musical Theatre Lab to Host Inaugural Table Reading Series Photo The Latiné Musical Theatre Lab to Host Inaugural Table Reading Series
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 9, 2022

The Latiné Musical Theatre Lab, an organization that develops and advocates for new Latiné-written works of musical theatre in order to radically change who gets to tell musical stories on stages across the country, is presenting its first ever Table Reading Series.

Finalists and Semifinalists Announced for Bay Area Playwrights Festival Photo Finalists and Semifinalists Announced for Bay Area Playwrights Festival
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 13, 2022

Playwrights Foundation, the West Coast’s premier launchpad for exceptional new plays and playwrights, has announced the semifinalists and finalists for the 45th Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF), which will be presented as a hybrid (in-person and streamed) festival July 29-August 07, 2022. For more information and a complete list of winners, the public may visit  playwrightsfoundation.org or call 415-626-2176.

David Davila's THE PINATA to Receive Workshop Production Photo David Davila's THE PINATA to Receive Workshop Production
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 17, 2022

David Davila's The Pi√Īata will receive a workshop production at Indiana University this weekend directed by Lauren Diesch in fulfillment of an IU Theatre and Dance graduate first year playwright and director collaboration project.

AT FIRST SIGHT New Play Festival To Feature Grisanti, Deely, Cain, Davila, and more Photo AT FIRST SIGHT New Play Festival To Feature Grisanti, Deely, Cain, Davila, and more
by Stephi Wild - Feb 17, 2022

This year's festival will feature two productions of new plays in repertoire by third year MFA playwright Jayne Deely and visiting professor of playwriting Diana Grisanti. The festival will also showcase staged readings of new plays by MFA playwriting candidates, Annalise Cain, and David Davila, several panels with esteemed guests, and Undergrad Shorts, an evening of short plays written by undergraduate playwrights. 

The Voices Of America Writers Workshop Presents Excerpts From Work In Development Thi Photo The Voices Of America Writers Workshop Presents Excerpts From Work In Development This Week
by Stephi Wild - Dec 6, 2021

The sixth group of writers to take part in The PlayGround Experiment's exciting new workshop are Nadia Andrade, Maria Arreola, Sergio Garcia, Peter Pasco, Germ√īna Sharp, and Linett Luna Tovar. The workshop culminates on December 10th with a public presentation of excerpts from these writers' new works.

Jaime Lozano Takes The Lucille Lortel With The Familia With A One Night Only Concert Photo Jaime Lozano Takes The Lucille Lortel With The Familia With A One Night Only Concert
by Stephi Wild - Nov 29, 2021

Jaime Lozano is taking the Lucille Lortel stage with a concert full of stories and songs featuring his 'Familia,' an all-Latinx/Latino/Latine lineup of the best Broadway and Off-Broadway performers including Mauricio Martínez (On Your Feet!), Florencia Cuenca (A Never-Ending Line), Marina Pires (On Your Feet!), and Cedric Leiba, Jr. (Carmen La Cubana); and also an all Latinx band formed by Ruben Rodríguez (bass), Jhoely Garay (guitar) and Joel Mateo (drums).

WP Theater To Host Workshop Of BLACK GIRL JOY By Phanésia Pharel Photo WP Theater To Host Workshop Of BLACK GIRL JOY By Phanésia Pharel
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 8, 2021

On November 14-16th, Egg & Spoon will produce a workshop of Phanésia Pharel's play, Black Girl Joy, as part of their 2021 Incubation Series. It will take place at WP Theater, and will be co-produced by viBe Theater Experience, a partner organization of WP Theater.

BWW Review: JAIME LOZANO & THE FAMILIA CELBRANDO THE HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH at Feins Photo BWW Review: JAIME LOZANO & THE FAMILIA CELBRANDO THE HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH at Feinstein's/54 Below... FINALLY!
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 29, 2021

Jaime Lozano is all about creating work for the Latin and Hispanic communities, and in the process he creates good fun for a house full of enthusiastic music lovers.

David Davila Videos

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from 'VOX POP' with David Davila at 54 Below
by Stage Tube - Dec 11, 2014

David Davila, the zany, not-so-hip-hipster from South Texas made his 54 Below debut on November 18th when he premiered songs from his upcoming musical, VOX POP: a musical revolution. Click below (and keep clicking 'next' under the bottom, far right corner of each video) to watch all of the performances!

STAGE TUBE: Stars of BROADWAY SINGS SELENA Share Selena Experiences
by Stage Tube - Mar 30, 2013

Celebrating the life of Mexican-American superstar Selena Quintanilla-Perez, BROADWAY SINGS SELENA will welcome a starry cast of Broadway's best performers; presented at Off-Broadway's The Underground Theatre on April 1st. The show will be directed by Jay Levy. In anticipation of the show, the stars share their Selena experiences and talk about the upcoming tribute, set for the 18th anniversary of the late Tex-Mex singer's death. Watch below!

VIDEO: David Davila's TALES FROM HIGHWAY 281 at Intar Theatre's Roots & New Music Festival
by Stage Tube - Nov 19, 2012

David Davila's premiered his new song cycle, TALES FROM HIGHWAY 281 at the Intar Theatre's Roots & New Music Festival on Nov 17th. TALES FROM HIGHWAY 281 tells the stories of lovers and dreamers along the Texas/Mexico border through the accoustic guitars and vocal harmonies of David Davila and Keith Hines. Click below to listen to a few highlights!

STAGE TUBE: Promo for THEATERSPEAK's WRITE OUT FRONT - J. Stephen Brantley Writes a Play
by Stage Tube - Aug 4, 2012

THEATERSPEAK will present an installation of more than 70 award-winning and emerging playwrights writing new plays in the storefront window of the Drama Book Shop during store hours, August 13th - September 1st, In each two-hour time slot, a different playwright will write their play on a laptop, while the screen shot of their computer is visible to the street, opening their process up to the passerby on the street. Below, check out a video promo for the event, featuring J.Stephen Brantley of Hard Sparks writing a play