ABOUT
ME

David Hilder

As a director, I believe in crafting a production that tells the truth of a play or musical; in creating a safe and collaborative space where artists can do their sharpest, clearest work; and in taking the work, but not myself, seriously.

As a playwright, I'm all about characters struggling to confront the mess inside themselves, and the investigation of changes that may be small in distance but are gigantic in depth.

As a theatre person, I'm drawn to stories both light and dark that offer recognizable human behavior, even if it's not particularly pretty, and the quest for connection.

DIRECTOR

PLAYWRIGHT

RESUME

Those Days Are Over

WINNER
+ Ashland New Plays Festival
FINALIST
+ National Playwrights Conference, O'Neill Center
SEMI-FINALIST
+ Bay Area Playwrights Festival

Drown

WINNER
+ Holland New Voices Playwriting Award
FINALIST
+ Princess Grace Award
SEMI-FINALIST
+ Bay Area Playwrights Festival
+ National Playwrights Conference, O’Neill Center

Just Exactly Like

FINALIST
+ Heideman Award, National Ten-Minute Play Contest, Actors Theatre of Louisville

The Moment Before it All Went Wrong

FINALIST
+ Lark Playwrights Week

Margarita and Max

WINNER
+ Festival awards for Best Director, Best Play, Best Actress

Miss Mary Dugan

WINNER
+ Festival awards for Best Director, Best Play, Best Actor

The Insidious Impact of Anton

WINNER
+ Ashland New Plays Festival, Ashland, OR
FINALIST
+ Playwrights Week, Lark Play Development Center, New York, NY
SEMI-FINALIST
+ Next Generation Playwriting Contest, Reverie Productions, New York, NY

Drop of Kindness

SEMI-FINALIST
+ National Playwrights Conference, O’Neill Center

Leave the Room

FINALIST
+ Playwrights Week, Lark Play Development Center, New York, NY
+ Christopher Brian Wolk Playwriting Award, Abingdon Thtr. Co., New York, NY

REVIEWS

WRITING EXCERPTS

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ME

David Hilder

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