David Dickinson, a programmer turned actor, has been privileged to be a professional stage actor for the past seven seasons. He is a company member at Childsplay, an internationally recognized theatre for young audiences,

Androcles and the Lion - Childsplay
David and Scotty Jeffers as Androcles and the Lion at Childsplay.  Photo: Heather Hill

where he has played many character roles and performed over a thousand times for children all over the state of Arizona and in Las Vegas. David has also toured Southern California with the La Jolla Playhouse’s Performance Outreach Program and entertained the youth of Belgium and The Netherlands on tour with Speeltheater Holland.

David’s stage resume includes nominations for Arizoni Awards as Best Supporting Actor three times for work with Childsplay and Actors Theatre of Phoenix. Recent stage work includes The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane at Childsplay and Opus at Actors Theatre of Phoenix. David is 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 Hormel Festival of New Plays and Musicals at Phoenix Theatre and several development workshops at Childsplay. On camera, David’s had the chance to play leading roles in several industrial and film projects produced in the Phoenix area including the host for the first season of Food-Ball, a reality-TV cooking competition for teens.

He is represented by the Ford Robert Black Agency and is a member of the Megaw Actors Studio where he continues to train and coach as an Associate Artist. In his spare time, he enjoys speaking French, playing violin and tinkering on the piano.

  • Upcoming Performances…


    David has two assignments in the Caleb Reese Festival of New Plays and Musicals at Phoenix Theatre.

    • Directing THE CALLBACK by Leland Frankel, in The One-Act Play Readings, on May 7th in the Hormel Theatre.

    • Playing the irritating younger brother and P.E. teacher, Terry, in THE LEMONADE STAND by Matthew Fowler on May 12th and 13th.

    For tickets to either of these events or a pass to all staged readings at the festival contact the Phoenix Theatre Box Office.

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