DAVID CATLIN

DAVID CATLIN

Ensemble Member

Since 1988

Board Member

Teaching Artist

David Catlin is a founding Ensemble Member, actor, writer, director, and former Artistic Director of Lookingglass. David adapted and directed Moby Dick, which debuted at Lookingglass in summer 2015, toured nationally, and is now playing through summer 2017 back at Lookingglass. He is currently directing A Midsummer Night’s Day Dream, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s original for Northwestern University this summer.

Additional Lookingglass directing credits include: Lookingglass Alice, The Little Prince, Icarus, Black Diamond (co-director), Metamorphosis, Her Name was Danger, The Idiot (Jeff Award for Adaptation), and West. Lookingglass acting credits include: The Arabian Nights, Our Town, Argonautika, Hard Times, La Luna Muda, The Odyssey, and The Jungle. In fall of 2017, David will again appear in Heidi Stillman’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Hard Times for Lookingglass’ 30th Anniversary Season. His film work includes Since You’ve Been Gone for Lookingglass/Miramax and Humanoid with Dark Harbor Stories.

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

Bio as of 2017

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CREDITS AND AWARDS

  • THEATRE CREDITS

    ADAPTING/DIRECTING

    Chicago:

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

    Regional:

    • 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
  • AWARDS

    • 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)