David Mann Theater Artist
Dozens of professional productions
Nine critically acclaimed plays
Creator of the Guthrie Theater's Schools On Stage program
Bush Foundation Artist Fellowship for Storytelling
In the past 35 years, David has directed or acted in dozens of productions ranging from Shakespeare to Disney.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 2006
To Kill a Mockingbird, 2013
The Mary Tyler Moore Show, 2009
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, 2007
Revelations of Mann, 2003
Romeo & Juliet, 2015
David is the author of 9 plays, including 6 one-person shows.
In addition to runs in Minneapolis and St. Paul, they have been performed in New York, Chicago, Edinburgh, and Vancouver.
Writing and Performance for Teens
David created and led the Schools On Stage artist residency program for the Guthrie Theater from 1998-2018.
In its 20-year history, Schools On Stage impacted hundreds of high school students in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Using David's curriculum, teams of Guthrie Teaching Artists worked with teens to create original performance pieces that the students performed on the Guthrie stage.
David created the program to give high school students a forum of expression for their creative voices. Centered on themes in Shakespeare, the students told their own stories with words, movement, and music.