Dave Dalton
theater director
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Dave Dalton is a director and adaptor of classic texts with an emphasis on comedy. Recent directing credits include The Ring Cycle (Parts 1-4) with Performance Lab 115 at the Bushwick Starr and Incubator Arts, Laika Dog in Space with the New York Neo-Futurists at Incubator Arts, The Threepenny Opera at Connecticut Repertory Theatre, H.M.S. Pinafore at the Vortex Theater (Drama Desk nominee for Outstanding Revival of a Musical), the New York premiere of Nickel and Dimed with 3 Graces Theater Company, Dog in the Manger at the Vortex Theater, and many productions at university performing arts programs, including Brooklyn College, Long Island University, Atlantic Theatre Company Acting School, and Johns Hopkins University.  
He wrote The Ring Cycle (Parts 1-4) with Jeremy Beck based on the libretto by Richard Wagner.  He also adapted Gilbert and Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore with music director Edward Barnes using text from W. S. Gilbert’s children’s book The Pinafore Picture Book. Dave has a particular interest in the plays of the Spanish Golden Age. With Jeremy Beck, he adapted Dog in the Manger by Lope de Vega, and he received the American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR) Targeted Research Areas Grant to develop a bi-lingual adaptation and production of Don Gil de las calzas verdes by Tirso de Molina with Dr. Raul Galoppe.
Dave is an expert in movement for actors through the Viewpoints.  He is a frequent volunteer director with the 52nd Street Project, a former member of the St. Ann’s Warehouse Puppetlab, and a former Resident Artist at Tribeca Performing Arts Center.  He is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and has a MFA in Directing from Columbia University.