David Jaffe

David B. Jaffe is currently the Associate Professor of Theater and Chair of Theater Department at Wesleyan University where he has directed Charles Mee’s Big Love, Our Day Will Come: a version of Seamus Heaney’s The Burial at Thebes, and a workshop project based on Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya. He teaches the full arc of acting, from beginning classes to advanced work in heightened text and Shakespeare, as well as classes in script analysis and reading plays for performance. Prior to his work at Wesleyan he served as Director of the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, guiding the 14-week intensive theater immersion program and devising the O’Neill Theatermakers Program. At NTI he administered, taught, directed, advised and learned a lot. He is, truly, honored to be an Associate Artist with FullStop Collective. He previously worked with members of FullStop on an investigation into the theatricalization of Oliver Sacks’ work Musicophilia at The Dragon’s Egg in Mystic, CT, as well as on FOREPLAYS at Galapagos Art Space in Brooklyn. http://www.conncoll.edu/Academics/web_profiles/jaffe.html