David Dickinson, a programmer turned actor and director, has been privileged to be a part of the Arizona theatre community for the last eleven years performing for A/C Theatre Company, Davisson Entertainment, Phoenix Theatre, Actors Theatre of Phoenix, Childsplay, Southwest Shakespeare, Shakespeare Sedona, Class 6 Theatre and Desert Foothills Theatre. Off stage, he spent the last three seasons as a proud member of Phoenix Theatre’s Partners That Heal which entertains and sooths patients at the Phoenix Children’s Hospital and the Banner Thunderbird Medical Center. For seven seasons David toured regionally and internationally with Childsplay, Speeltheater Holland and La Jolla Playhouse delighting young audiences in over 1000 stage performances.

Androcles and the Lion - Childsplay
David on stage with Scotty Jeffers in Androcles and the Lion at Childsplay

He recently directed two productions with Class 6 Theatre at the Mesa Arts Center and is an Associate Artist at the Megaw Actors Studio where he continues to train and coach. On camera, David has appeared in regional commercials, films and was also the host of the local teen cooking show FoodBall appearing on AZTV7. David is also passionate about the script development process and has been involved as an actor in the development of new works through the Write Now! national play development conference, the Phoenix Theatre Festival of New American Theatre, and several development workshops at Childsplay including Rock Paper Scissors, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, Recipe for Disaster and The Three Javelinas. He enjoys playing live music on stage and has appeared in theatre productions with his violin, ukulele, harmonica and banjo… though not all at the same time. Film and commercial representation: Ford Robert Black Agency. Recent credits: Gunmetal Blues (A/C Theatre Company), The Woman in Black (Davisson Entertainment), Twist Your Dickens and Bullets Over Broadway (Phoenix Theatre), Merchant of Venice and Wittenberg (Southwest Shakespeare).

  • Upcoming...

  • Saving Faith

    David will be the stand-in for the principal performer, Randy Messersmith, on the set of the short film Saving Faith in October, 2021 in Las Cruses, NM. The screenplay developed by Mr. Messersmith is a reflection on personal experience and is an official selection of the Oregon Short Film Festival.

  • Wittenberg

    David will deal with the devil, Martin Luther and Hamlet as Dr. John Faustus, the never-satisfied alchemist, astronomer, musician, doctor and lawyer in Wittenberg by David Davalos at the Shaker Bridge Theatre in Enfield, NH.  A reprisal of the role, David is delighted to get to explore the world of the German university at Wittenberg once again. Scheduled for 2022.

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