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School of Music, Theatre
and Dance

Varner Hall, Room 207
371 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
(location map)
Academic Office: (248) 370-2030
Box Office: (248) 370-3013
Fax: (248) 370-2041
smtd@oakland.edu

School of Music, Theatre
and Dance

Varner Hall, Room 207
371 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
(location map)
Academic Office: (248) 370-2030
Box Office: (248) 370-3013
Fax: (248) 370-2041
smtd@oakland.edu

David Gram

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Directing and Acting

Courses: Directing I, Directing II, Advanced Directing, Dramaturgy, Acting: The Script, Foundations of Theatre

Stage Director:  The Who's Tommy  (Winter '19),  Hands on a Hardbody  (Winter '18),  The School for Scandal  (Winter '18),  A Chorus Line  (Winter '17),  'Tis Pity She's a Whore  (Fall '16)

Contact:
dgram@oakland.edu
(248) 370-2964

Links:
www.david-gram.com


Originally from Toronto, Canada, David has been a professional theatre and opera director, actor, dramaturg and teacher for 20 years. He has directed and produced over 70 productions across the U.S. and Canada. Selected theatre directing credits include:  GodspellRentThe Pirates of PenzanceIs He Dead?In the HeightsLa Cage Aux Folles, T welfth NightRomeo and JulietA Midsummer Night’s DreamMacbethThe Good Person of SzechwanCurtainsA Little Night MusicWhat the Butler SawBugA Man of No ImportanceWaiting for GodotTartuffe, and the musical  City of Angels

A professional actor, David most recently appeared in the Jewish Ensemble Theatre's award-winning production of  Casa Valentina and as 'Gremio' in Water Works Theatre Company's 2017 summer production of  The Taming of the Shrew. Selected stage appearances in both the US and Canada include : The TempestThree SistersThe  Show-OffA Question of Mercy (IRNE nominated for Best Play), Three in the Back, Two in the Head, and playing 40 different characters in Doug Wright's one-man play  I Am My Own Wife

On the operatic stage David recently directed Massenet’s  Cendrillon, Menotti’s  Amahl and the Night Visitors, Verdi's  Macbeth  and the New England Premiere of Jake Heggie’s opera  Dead Man Walking. Other opera credits include:  Orpheus in the UnderworldLa Boheme, and  The Magic Flute

For five seasons, David was the Associate Artistic Director/Apprentice Program Coordinator at Theatre Aspen. In addition, he has held the position of Artistic Director for three other non-profit arts organizations: Boston Opera Collaborative, Shifting Point Theatre (co-founder), and GhostLight Productions (co-founder).

David received his MFA in Directing and a Graduate Certificate in Arts Administration from Boston University, where he was also adjunct performance faculty with the BU School of Theatre for six years. In addition to BU, he has worked at the University of Maryland/Maryland Opera Studio, Montgomery College, Georgetown University, University of California Riverside, Johns Hopkins University, and the Boston Conservatory. A champion of new work, David has collaborated on many original plays, musicals, and operas. EMC Candidate. Proud member: Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC). 

David is an avid reader, film buff, golfer, baseball enthusiast, and has a keen interest in forensic and behavioral science. He lives with his wife Kristina and their two cats, Gatsby and Lulu.