David T. Little
Assistant Teaching Professor of Theatre
David Taylor Little (he/him) has worked all over the United States as a director of plays, musicals and operas. He received his MFA in direction from The New School for Drama in New York City where he was an assistant director for the 24-Hour Plays both on and off Broadway, as well the director of a number of Off-Off-Broadway plays and musicals. He has also served as the artistic director for The Theatre Factory in Pittsburgh, PA (his beloved hometown). Recent directing projects include Donizetti’s opera Il Campanello
for Blue Lake Opera and Henry VI
and Love’s Labor’s Lost
for The Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company based in Grand Haven, MI. He returned to Grand Haven in 2023 to stage The Comedy of Errors
for The Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company.
David recently wrote a new book for The Desert Song
which premiered with the St. Louis Winter Opera in March of 2023. His new play, Shades of Gay
, had a developmental reading at Ball State University in April of 2023. He has had short plays performed in The Short Play Festival with The Players Theatre, Blurring Boundaries with The New Ambassador’s Theatre, and The Winter Fest with The Chain Theatre, all in New York City. His 10-minute play Podunk
, won best play for its evening at The Players Theatre Summer Short Play Fest. David’s play Christmas Gifts
, written for Indiana Public Radio, appeared live on IPR in 2019 as well as live online for The Theatre Factory and Speranza Theatre Company, both in 2020. He was commissioned to write Arlo Whittaker and the Viola Verdict
for The Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company. This play also received a full production at Ball State University as well as developmental readings at The Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. Additional commissions for Pigeon Creek Shakespeare include new plays in the Arlo Whittaker series: Arlo Whittaker and the Petruchio Problem
, produced live online in 2021, and Arlo Whittaker and the Mackers Mistake
produced in 2023. His young adult play, The Disappearance of Ezra Clybourne
appeared on stage at The Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp professional company in the Summer of 2023 as well as on Blue Lake Public Radio.
As a teaching artist, David has worked as the Young Playwrights Coordinator in the education department of City Theatre Company in Pittsburgh, PA, and at The Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp as a musical theatre instructor. While working at Ball State he has directed productions of Green Day’s American Idiot, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time,
and Our Town.