David Diamond

David is an artist, a theatre consultant, a career coach for theatre artists and a teacher. As a career coach, David works with individual artists and managers assisting them in goal setting, strategizing and actively pursuing their chosen career. Clients include directors, actors, designers, playwrights, visual artists, producers, managers and others. Current projects include organizing and coordinating (with Mia B. Yoo) the La MaMa International Symposium for Directors, now entering its 12th year, the La MaMa Playwrights Retreat in its fifth year and the La MaMa Master Acting Workshops. The Programs bring directors, playwrights and actors from around the world together to exchange ideas and interact creatively through workshops, rehearsals and performances. They take place at La MaMa Umbria in Spoleto, Italy in June, July and August. He is on the Steering Committee of Theatre Without Borders and co-produced the 2010 Conference: Acting Together on the World Stage: Theatre and Peacebuilding in Conflict Zones. 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. Armys 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. He was recently invited to join the Advisory Board of DNA Works, an arts and service organization dedicated to furthering artistic expression and dialogue, focusing on issues of identity, culture, class, and heritage. Former Executive Director of SDC Foundation, he has an M.A. from NYU in Performance Studies and B.A. from University of Illinois. He graduated from Coach University and has a certification from Michael Neills SuperCoach Academy; He has `served on panels for Theatre Communications Group, The Drama League Symposium and others.