TitlesAssociate Professor of Theater
I emphasize the core elements of storytelling—character, conflict, and motion—and the way our stories speak to universal questions. We'll play with a variety of modes that offer students a toolkit for crafting stories in their own voices.
David Valdes joined the Conservatory in 2017 as an associate professor of theater, and teaches playwriting in the contemporary theater program.
Valdes is the author of plays which have been staged across the United States and abroad. His work has been seen with Huntington Theatre Company, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Portland Stage, New York Theatre Workshop, Actors Theatre of Charlotte, the Humana Festival, and others.
Recent productions include Full Code with Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company and Raggedy And with Pride Films & Plays. Other recent work includes Vow Keepers, workshopped with Fresh Ink and IATI Teatro Todo Vanguardia. His play The Mermaid Hour was included in the National Showcase of New Plays and will have 2018 productions with Milagro Theatre, Borderlands Theater, and Mixed Blood Theatre. His latest play, The Last Catastrophist, was developed by Company One and Huntington Theatre Company. His play Brave Navigator is published by Samuel French, and he is the author of four books, including Homo Domesticus: Notes from a Same-Sex Marriage.
• The Mermaid Hour (Milagro Theatre, Borderlands Theatre, and Mixed Blood Theatre, 2018)
• The Last Catastrophist (Huntington Theatre Company and Company One Fellowship, 2017 workshops)
• Full Code (Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company, Henry Award nominee, 2016)
• Raggedy And (Pride Films & Plays, Vermont Pride Festival, 2016)
• Bully Dance (Argos Theatre Company, IRNE Award nominee, 2014)