David Roberts

Lecturer in Theater Management


David Roberts, Lecturer in Theater Management, is the Foundation Director of Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation, and is charged with all programmatic content curation, creation, and execution. Immediately prior to joining the Foundation, he was the Managing Director of The Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH). Under Mr. Roberts’ administrative leadership since 2013, CTH increased income, reduced deficits, increased audiences, and expanded programming. He was pivotal in professionalizing the company’s operations, and actualizing its turnaround and momentum plans. Previous to CTH, he served as Managing Director of The Pearl Theatre Company, where he oversaw the transition of the classical company from its temporary residence at New York’s City Center to its home on far West 42nd Street. As a volunteer, Mr. Roberts recently served as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Palissimo Company, a New York based dance and performance troupe. BFA, Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University. MFA in Theater Management, YSD ’08.