David Dwyer holds a Master of Fine Arts in production design from Michigan State University, a Bachelor's in theatre and an Oral Communication Certificate with distinction from Marietta College.  

           As a free-lance designer with over 200 realized productions his designs have been seen at The Boarshead Theatre (Lansing, Michigan), Theatre Winterhaven (Winterhaven, Florida), Dance Ocala (Ocala, Florida), Gemstone Productions (Jacksonville, Florida), The Gorilla Theatre (Tampa, Florida), Theatre Santa Fe (Gainesville, Florida), Carolina Actor’s Studio Theatre (Charlotte, North Carolina), Weathervane Theatre (Newark, Ohio), The Downstairs Cabaret Theatre (Rochester, New York), SUNY The College at Brockport (Brockport, New York), and The Jewish Repertory Theatre (Buffalo, New York).

           Some of his favorite designs include Tartuffe at Live Arts Theatre, (Charlottesville, Virginia), Blood Brothers and The Full Monty at Mt. Washington Valley Theatre Company (North Conway, New Hampshire), Dancing at Lughnasa at Southern Virginia University (Buena Vista, Virginia), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Urinetown, The Learned Ladies, Into the Woods, Bat Boy, The Philadelphia Story, Stage Door, and Sweeny Todd  at Niagara University Theatre (Lewiston, New York), King Lear at Shakespeare in Delaware Park (Buffalo, New York), Tally’s Folly at The Jewish Rep Theatre of WNY (Getzville, New York) The Diary of Anne Frank at The Lancaster Opera House (Lancaster, New York),  Pumpboys and Dinettes Deathtrap, and Tuesdays with Morrie at The Mountain Playhouse (Jennerstown, Pennsylvania)  Plough and the Stars, The Liar, Equus and After Miss Julie  at Irish Classical Theatre Company (Buffalo, New York), and The Conversion of Ka’ahumanu at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (Washington, D.C.).

           He has served as technical director for the Showboat Becky Thatcher, Northern Michigan University and Shakespeare in Delaware Park, as well as Technical Director and Scenic and Lighting Designer at Southern Virginia University. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre and Fine Arts at Niagara University, where he is the principal scenic designer as well as teaching courses in theatre design and technical theatre. He resides on a small farm in Hartland, New York with his wife and children.


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