David Dudley

David is a playwright, journalist and educator. His short plays have been performed in New York, Boston, California, Chicago, Arizona, and Vermont. Gorillas in the Sky, a full-length play, was a finalist at the WordBRIDGE Playwrights Lab, and a semi-finalist at the Seven Devils Playwrights Conference. His play Funeral for a Salamander was also named semi-finalist at the Seven Devils Playwrights Conference. As a journalist, his articles have appeared in American Theatre MagazineThe Christian Science Monitor,Contemporary Theatre Review (UK), Conjunto Theatre Journal (Cuba), and the Chronicle, in Vermont. David received a BFA in playwriting from DePaul University. He served as a script reader for Steppenwolf Theater, as well as apprenticeships with Bread & Puppet theater (Vermont), and The Wooster Group (NYC). David currently resides in Carbondale, IL, where he is pursuing an MFA in playwriting at Southern Illinois University. He lives with his son, Ricky.


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