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- Age Range: 40 - 60
- Vocal Range: Tenor II
- Eyes: Brown
- Hair: Black
- Height: 5' 8"
David Gassner is Producing Director of 18th & Union, an arts space in Central District. Recent directing projects include The Comedy of Errors with Greenstage, Jake's Women with Mt. Baker Summer Rep, We Are Proud to Present... with Pony World Theatre, and HAIR with ArtsWest. He also performed in An Oak Tree at 18th & Union and at the Seattle Fringe Festival.
As producing director of Radial Theater Project, he produced the inaugural edition of Locally Grown (a festival of homemade performance), and directed the world premieres of Wayne Rawley's Beating Up Bachman, Vincent Delaney's 99 Layoffs, and Celene Ramadan's Karaoke Suicide is Painless. As Artistic Director at Theater Schmeater (2007-2009), he directed Kvetch, The Mandrake, west coast premieres of Maria/Stuart and The American Pilot, and the world premiere of Mamet Schmamet! Other local directing credits include local premieres of Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them and The Happy Ones at Seattle Public Theater, Trout Stanley at Balagan Theatre, and new work with 14/48, ACT Theatre's Young Playwrights Festival, and theater simple.
As an actor he has appeared locally in Pony World's Suffering Inc., David Mamet's November at New City Theater, The Taming of the Shrew at Seattle Shakespeare/Wooden O, Death of a Salesman at CHAC, The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow at Seattle Public Theatre, and as the Hypnotist in Tim Crouch's An Oak Tree at Theater Schmeater. He played the Librarian in the Northern California premiere of Glen Berger's Underneath the Lintel. His career includes regional credits at Milwaukee Repertory Theatre and San Diego Repertory Theatre, as well as over 30 other roles in plays such as The Laramie Project, Sylvia, Noises Off, Oleanna, and Speed-the-Plow. He holds an M.F.A. from U.C. San Diego's Professional Theatre Training Program, and lives in West Seattle with his smart and lovely wife Jackie.
Professions/skills: Voice Talent;Producer;Managing Director;Educator;Director;Artistic Director;Administrator;Actor;Acting Instructor