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David Ellenstein

 
Bio:
David Ellenstein ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Born into a theatrical family, David has worked in theatres across the country. Before joining North Coast Rep in 2003 he served as Artistic Director for the Los Angeles Repertory Company and the Arizona Jewish Theatre Company (AJTC). A veteran of over 250 ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
David Ellenstein ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Born into a theatrical family, David has worked in theatres across the country. Before joining North Coast Rep in 2003 he served as Artistic Director for the Los Angeles Repertory Company and the Arizona Jewish Theatre Company (AJTC). A veteran of over 250 ... (read complete bio)
 

David Ellenstein Biography

David Ellenstein ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Born into a theatrical family, David has worked in theatres across the country. Before joining North Coast Rep in 2003 he served as Artistic Director for the Los Angeles Repertory Company and the Arizona Jewish Theatre Company (AJTC). A veteran of over 250 theatrical productions, directorial favorites include: North Coast Rep ? All in the Timing, Holmes & Watson, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, The Father, This Random World, Travels with My Aunt, The Illusion, Hedda Gabler (World Premiere Translation), Way Downriver; William Faulkner?s ?Old Man? (West Coast Premiere), Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Great Nome Gold Rush (World Premiere), Side By Side By Sondheim, Chapter Two, Freud?s Last Session (San Diego Premiere), Faded Glory (World Premiere), Mandate Memories (World Premiere), Becoming Cuba (World Premiere), Time Stands Still, Words by: Ira Gershwin and the Great American Songbook (World Premiere), Two by Pinter: The Lover and The Dumb Waiter, HENRY IV Part 1, Heroes, My Name is Asher Lev, The Drawer Boy, Becky?s New Car, Ghosts, The Tempest, Talley?s Folly, Over the Tavern, Old Wicked Songs, The Dresser, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, Madagascar, A Shayna Maidel, The Honky-Tonk Angels, Rashomon, A Moon for the Misbegotten; Tuesdays With Morrie; Collected Stories; Halpern and Johnson; Romeo and Juliet; Amy?s View; Einstein Comes Through (also co-author); The Chosen; A Life in the Theatre; Story Theatre and Charley?s Aunt. Coconut Grove Playhouse - Sonia Flew starring Lucie Arnaz; Halpern and Johnson starring Hal Linden and Brian Murray. Papermill Playhouse - The Chosen starring Theodore Bikel and John Lloyd Young. 59E59 - His Royal Hipness Lord Buckley. Park Square & Colony Theatre ? Words By. Portland Stage - Halpern and Johnson. Renaissance Theatre - Long Day?s Journey Into Night. Actor?s Theatre of Phoenix - Rabbit Hole. Alabama Shakespeare Festival - The Glass Menagerie, Rocket City (World Premiere) and Honky-Tonk Angels. Laguna Playhouse - Chapatti, Alexandros (World Premiere). Southwest Shakespeare Company - Cyrano de Bergerac. AJTC - Awake and Sing. Meadow Brook Theatre - A Christmas Carol. Portland Rep - Conversations With My Father and Gaslamp Quarter Theatre - A Shayna Maidel Favorite roles as an actor include Max Prince from Laughter? on the 23rd Floor, Matt in Talley?s Folly at North Coast Rep, title roles in Hamlet at Los Angeles Theatre Center and Los Angeles Repertory Company; Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof at Moonlight Stage, Richard III at California Shakespeare Festival; Einstein in Picasso at the Lapin Agile at Laguna Playhouse; Calisto in?The Illusion at the Arizona Theatre Company; Jonathan in Sight Unseen at North Coast Rep and Portland Repertory Theatre. Film and television credits include over three dozen roles including ?Star Trek IV,? ?The Practice,? ?Foul Play,? ?Christine Cromwell,? ?Renegade,? ?Eight is Enough? and ?General Hospital.? David has also been guest faculty for numerous universities including California State Northridge, Cal Arts, and Shakespeare workshops privately.




David Ellenstein News

Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals for LOVE AMONG THE RUINS World Premiere at Laguna Playho Photo Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals for LOVE AMONG THE RUINS World Premiere at Laguna Playhouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 19, 2022

Laguna Playhouse is currently in rehearsals for the World Premiere of Love Among the Ruins, playing October 26 - November 13, 2022. See photos from the first day of rehearsals here!

Industry Pro Newsletter: New CEO of Second City, New Leadership Across the Country Photo Industry Pro Newsletter: New CEO of Second City, New Leadership Across the Country
by Alex Freeman - Sep 19, 2022

With the announced closing of Broadway’s longest running show, questions have risen about tourism (the numbers in New York actually look much stronger than a hot take on Phantom might suggest), about the resiliency of brands (also highlighted by what the future might hold for Second City), and what gets audiences excited to come out to the theater.

David Ellenstein Named New Interim Artistic Director Of Laguna Playhouse Photo David Ellenstein Named New Interim Artistic Director Of Laguna Playhouse
by Stephi Wild - Sep 13, 2022

Laguna Playhouse and its Board of Directors announced that North Coast Repertory Theatre’s Artistic Director, David Ellenstein, has been named to the position of Interim Artistic Director for the Playhouse for the period of October 3, 2022 through January 1, 2023.

Special Offer: A World Premiere Comedic-Fantasy at North Coast Rep Photo Special Offer: A World Premiere Comedic-Fantasy at North Coast Rep
by BWW Special Offer - Sep 11, 2022

Special Offer: A World Premiere Comedic-Fantasy at North Coast Rep

North Coast Repertory Theatre Kicks Off 41st Season with ANNABELLA IN JULY Photo North Coast Repertory Theatre Kicks Off 41st Season with ANNABELLA IN JULY
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 15, 2022

The World Premiere of ANNABELLA IN JULY inaugurates North Coast Repertory Theatre's eclectic Season 41, starting September 7.

Review: THE REMARKABLE MISTER HOLMES at North Coast Repertory Theatre Photo Review: THE REMARKABLE MISTER HOLMES at North Coast Repertory Theatre
by Evan Henerson - Aug 6, 2022

THE REMARKABLE MISTER HOLMES isn’t meant for the purists. Nor is it remarkable. An audience has to slog through a tiring array of blowhards and buffoonery shot through with a tonal sensibility that treads a line between broad comedy and offensiveness.

Special Offer: North Coast Rep Presents a Madcap Musical Comedy Murder Mystery Photo Special Offer: North Coast Rep Presents a Madcap Musical Comedy Murder Mystery
by BWW Special Offer - Jul 21, 2022

Special Offer: North Coast Rep presents a Madcap Musical Comedy Murder Mystery

Photos: First Look at THE REMARKABLE MISTER HOLMES at North Coast Rep Photo Photos: First Look at THE REMARKABLE MISTER HOLMES at North Coast Rep
by Stephi Wild - Jul 20, 2022

THE REMARKABLE MISTER HOLMES previews begin Wednesday, July 20 at North Coast Rep. Opening Night on Saturday, July 23. Check out first look photos here!

Interview: David Ellenstein talks about creating the musical comedy THE REMARKABLE MI Photo Interview: David Ellenstein talks about creating the musical comedy THE REMARKABLE MISTER HOLMES at North Coast Repertory Theatre
by E.H. Reiter - Jul 15, 2022

THE REMARKABLE MISTER HOLMES director and co-writer David Ellenstein talks about working with his talented co-creators Omri Schein and Daniel Lincoln, and why they knew audiences would love a musical comedy about the world's greatest detective -playing July 20th - August 21st. 

The Remarkable Mister Holmes At North Coast Repertory Theatre Opens July 23rd Photo The Remarkable Mister Holmes At North Coast Repertory Theatre Opens July 23rd
by Grace Cutler - Jun 25, 2022

THE REMARKABLE MISTER HOLMES previews begin Wednesday, July 20. Opening Night on Saturday, July 23. There will be a talkback with actors and director on July 29 after the performance. 

David Ellenstein Videos

STAGE TUBE: AIDS Walk LA 2009 - John Lloyd Young Sings 'You'll Never Walk Alone'
by Eddie Varley - Oct 20, 2009

On October 18, 2009, the crowd walked to 'remember those we have lost, walked to help our friends, family and fellow Angelinos who are affected by HIV/AIDS, and walked to show our never-ending determination to end AIDS.' Tony winner John Lloyd Young performed 'You'll Never Walk Alone' for the crowd to honor those in need and who have passed on from AIDS.

BWW TV STAGE TUBE: 'Oy Vey My Son Is Gay' Trailer
by Eddie Varley - Feb 5, 2009

John Lloyd Young plays the title character in the new film comedy 'Oy Vey My Son Is Gay.' The film is writen by Evgeny Afineevsky, Joseph Goldman and Martin Guigui and directed by Evgeny Afineevsky.