David Diamond

Lecturer in Directing


David J. Diamond is a theatre consultant, teacher and a career coach for theatre artists. He works with artists and managers assisting them in goal setting, strategizing and actively pursuing their chosen career.

Current projects include organizing and coordinating the La MaMa International Symposium for Directors and the La MaMa Playwrights Retreat. He is on the Steering Committee of Theatre Without Borders, who organized the conference "Acting Together on the World Stage: Theatre and Peacebuilding in Conflict Zones" in 2010. He works with the U.S. Army as a mentor director to directors of theatre companies on Army bases in Western Europe. He serves as adjudicator for the U.S. Army’s One-Act Play Competition in Heidelberg, Germany and the Tournament of Plays. In 2008, he was part of the U.S. delegation to the International Theatre Institute Congress in Madrid, Spain.

David presents many workshops for professionals and students around the country, including "Directing your Theatre Career" to university students. The workshop provides countless resources and advice for navigating a career in the professional theatre. It has been presented at Yale School of Drama, Carnegie Mellon, DePaul, National Theatre Institute, Columbia University (where he was an Adjunct Professor) among others. He co-teaches a course in World Theater at Sarah Lawrence College.

He has an MA from NYU in Performance Studies and BA from University of Illinois. He has served on panels for Theatre Communications Group, The Drama League Symposium and others. He graduated from Coach University and has a certification from Michael Neill’s SuperCoach Academy.