David Frank

Director, Artistic

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David Frank

Producing Artistic Director Emeritus
Director & Adapter, A Flea in Her Ear

2016 bio: David helped lead APT, first as Artistic Director and then as Producing Artistic Director, for 23 years, finally retiring in January 2015. Since then, he has served as a guest director for APT (The Game of Love and Chance), as a visiting director for the University of Northern Illinois and has served on the faculty of Edgewood College as an Adjunct Instructor in the Department of Theatre. He is delighted to be allowed back to APT yet again to direct The Comedy of Errors. 

APT audiences may remember some of the many productions he has directed here which include: Alcestis (Euripides and Ted Hughes), Much Ado About Nothing, Too Many Husbands (Somerset Maugham), Twelfth Night, Blithe Spirit, The Cure at Troy (Sophocles and Seamus Heaney), Major Barbara, The Winter’s Tale, The Belle’s Stratagem, Romeo and Juliet, Tartuffe, The Play's the Thing, Othello, The Playboy of the Western World, Hamlet, The Tempest, A Penny for a Song and Mrs. Warren's Profession.

David has spent most of his 50-year career in the theater heading professional companies, including eleven years as Artistic Director of Studio Arena Theatre in New York and eight years as Producing Director of St. Louis Repertory Theater. He is a past chairman of the theater panels of The National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council of the Arts. In April 2014, David was elected a Fellow of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters. 


Blog Posts by David Frank

6/12/2014 - Welcome to APT

2/4/2010 - A Brave New World

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