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David Mack

Over the past decade, I have developed some of LA’s most adventurous performing arts companies and artists in the fields of theatre, opera and dance.

As Strategic Director of Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre, I have supported site-specific collaborations in Los Angeles, Culver City, West Hollywood, Agoura Hills, Rancho Palos Verdes, San Bernardino,
Glendale, Ventura and the Antelope Valley.

During my tenure as General Manager of The Industry, I served as Producer of INVISIBLE CITIES at Union Station. In partnership with METRO and Sennheiser, Bexel and others, INVISIBLE CITIES animated this iconic public space through opera and dance while maintaining the daily life and operations of the station. The production sold out with three extensions and was featured in three LA Times articles –including the front page of Arts and Books. The composition was awarded as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Music, the documentary, developed in partnership with KCET, received an LA area EMMY award for Entertainment Programming, the design was honored at the Prague Quadrennial, and the creators received four LA Ovation Award nominations.

I have shepherded ambitious, collaborative, city-wide artistic experiences while cultivating relationships with arts and non-arts organizations. Featured partnerships include: LA Opera, Hammer Museum, Mayme Clayton Museum, Wende Museum, LACE, SCI-Arc, Pershing Square, TreePeople, Watts Towers Arts Center, Ford Theatres JAM Sessions, Company of Angels, Grand Performances, LA Poverty Department, Wild Up, LA Convention Center, LA Tourism & Convention Board, TransitTV, The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Watts/Century Latino Organization, Metro LA Boys & Girls Clubs, LACHSA and Green Dot Public Schools.

I bring a rigorous work ethic and vibrant passion to my practice. Diversity is one of my core values. My goal is to support LA’s artistic game changers in making the greatest impact on LA’s diverse communities possible in this new 21st century environment.

How Labor Law Can Support Equity in Theatre
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How Labor Law Can Support Equity in Theatre

20 June 2018

LA arts administrator David Mack explores the topic of labor law, proposing that complying with it will help create and sustain a more equitable theatre community—both in his city and across the country.