Ensemble Member

Since 1988

Board Member

Teaching Artist

David Catlin (he/him) is a founding Ensemble Member, actor, writer, director, and former Artistic Director of Lookingglass. David adapted and directed Lookingglass Alice, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and Moby Dick. Other Lookingglass writing credits include: Icarus, Her Name Was Danger, and the idiot (Jeff Award for Adaptation). Additional Lookingglass directing credits include: The Little Prince, Black Diamond (co-director), Metamorphosis, The Master and Margarita (co-director), and West. Lookingglass acting credits include: Hard Times, The Arabian Nights, Our Town, Argonautika, Manuscript at Sarragossa, La Luna Muda, The Odyssey, and The Jungle.

David is an Artistic Associate with Actors Gymnasium and serves on the acting faculty at Northwestern University.

Bio as of 2022

Artist Media

Credits And Awards

Theatre Credits



  • A Midsummer Night’s Day Dream (Northwestern University)


  • Moby Dick (Alliance Theatre Company, Arena Stage, South Coast Repertory)
  • Lookingglass Alice (Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Alliance Theatre Company, Syracuse Stage, Arden Theatre Company, McCarter Theatre)

Film Credits

  • Since You’ve Been Gone (1997)
  • Humanoid


  • Lookingglass Spirit Award (2010)
  • Jeff Award for New Adaptation for The Idiot (Lookingglass Theatre Company, 1998)
  • SALT Award for Play of the Year for Lookingglass Alice (Syracuse Stage, 2011)
  • Jeff Award for Best Ensemble for Arabian Nights (Lookingglass Theatre Company, 1993)
  • Jeff Award for Director – Play for West (Lookingglass Theatre Company, 1992)
  • Jeff Award for Best Ensemble for The Odyssey (Lookingglass Theatre Company, 1991)
  • Jeff Award for Best Ensemble for The Jungle (Lookingglass Theatre Company, 1991)


B.S. in Theatre, Northwestern University