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David M. Girard

actor. director. educator.

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About david...


Based out of Historic Troy, NYDavid has been working as a professional actor, director, and theatre educator for nearly eighteen years. He currently resides  with his dog Happy, and is an adjunct professor at both Union College and Siena College respectively, and will be teaching Acting and Directing at Rowan University this Spring. David is the Artistic Director of the new Troy Foundry Theatre and is also an Associate Artistic Director for the Saratoga Shakespeare Company.  David also serves as a Teaching Artist and Capital Region Liaison for the Brooklyn-based Stages on the Sound.

He has appeared with, among others: Capital Repertory Theatre, the New York State Theatre Institute, Adirondack Theatre Festival, New Stages, Theatre Institute at Sage, Hubbard Hall, Theatre Voices and Saratoga Shakespeare Company. He has directed for, among others, Saratoga Shakespeare Company, Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Theatre Voices, Temple University,  Union College, and Siena College respectively.

David quite frequently moonlights at The Rep as an actor, fight director, assistant director, dramaturg, and dialect coach.

David has also held guest positions with SUNY Albany and the New York State Theatre Institute. David received his Bachelor of Arts in both Theatre and English Literature at Russell Sage College (an all-woman’s college) as a Male Apprentice – one of the first ever – graduating with honors. David received his Master of Fine Arts in Directing at Temple University in Philadelphia.

This spring, David will appear as a principal actor in the World Premiere of the first full presentation of John Guare’s acclaimed Lydie Breeze Trilogy with EgoPo Theater in Philadelphia.

David is a proud member of Actors Equity Association.


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