School of Theatre & Dance

David Frankel

C. David Frankel teaches in and serves as the assistant director for the theatre program at the University of South Florida. His USF directing credits include (among others) St. Nicholas, Women and Wallace, Boys' Life, Our Town, 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, Rhinoceros, Galileo, Women Beware Women, and The Doctor is In! (his own adaptation of Molière’s The Doctor in Spite of Himself).  He also serves as the Artistic Director (and is a co-founder) of The Tampa Repertory Theatre.  For TampaRep, he has directed a number of plays including A Streetcar Named Desire, The Glass Menagerie, Hamlet, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Inherit the Wind, The Iceman Cometh, Grounded, Gnit, A View from the Bridge, and, most recently, Stupid F##king Bird.  A sometimes actor, he also appeared in TampaRep’s production of Imagining Madoff and has performed as Yogi Berra in the one-person play Nobody Don’t Like Yogi.  Other professional directing credits in the Tampa Bay area include Look Back in Anger, Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You, The Underpants, and Betty’s Summer Vacation (Hat Trick Theatre Productions); Aunt Dan and Lemon, (a joint project of Dog and Pony Productions and The Gorilla Theatre), and No Exit (produced by the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center – now the Straz Center). Mr. Frankel also participates regularly in the annual conferences of the Association of Theatre in Higher Education, lately directing for their New Play Development Project. He has delivered papers or participated in panels on A Doll House, Dark Ride, The Misanthrope, Fantasio, performance ethnography, theatre pedagogy, technology in theatre studies, and theatre and interdisciplinary, to name a few. David earned an MFA in Directing from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He currently resides in Dade City, Fl. with his wife, Connie.

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