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David Salter

Senior Lecturer
Acting

David is a highly experienced theatre director and acting teacher.

He was associate director to Peter Stein on Blackbird (EIF / Albery) and to Roger Michell on Female Of The Species (Vaudeville) as well as on a number of productions at the Almeida including the original production of Neil LaBute’s The Shape Of Things with Paul Rudd and Rachel Weisz, Lulu at Almeida King’s Cross and Coriolanus and Richard II at the Gainsborough Studios.

As a director, he has won several awards and worked internationally in London, Edinburgh, Washington, New York, Tokyo and Luxembourg.

Direction includes: A Russian Play (Lion and Unicorn Theatre - nominated for Best Set and Best New Play - Off West End Awards) Broadway in the Shadows (Grand Theatre, Luxembourg / Arcola); Life of Galileo (BAC / Studio Theatre, Washington DC - winner Helen Hayes Award for Best Lead Actor); Coriolanus, Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hamlet, Henry V, The Tempest and Comedy of Errors (Cambridge Shakespeare Festival); Playing Sinatra (New End); Escaping the Darkness (Young Vic Schools); Hansel and Gretel (Old Bull); Measure for Measure (Cockpit) and Ghetto (Pleasance - winner of the Guardian International Student Drama Award).

David has been a core member of the Programme team delivering acting classes, projects, directing 3rd year productions and the Showcase for several years. Before Manchester he has worked as a director and teacher at various schools including Drama Centre, RADA, Rose Bruford, Mountview, ALRA and the Academy for Classical Acting, Washington D.C.

Together with Neil Craig, David has just written a new comedy called Roaring Boy, about the life of Shakespeare’s contemporary Robert Greene.

Research

David Salter is a member of the Media Research Group.

A selection of recent research outputs.

Books

Salter, D., 2006. 'Broadway in the Shadows', Oberon Books.