Martin A. David
Martin A. David calls himself an “Arts Practitioner.” He came up with that title to simplify explanations of what he does. He is a writer who has published six books (The Dancer’s Audition Book, An Actor Analyzes a Script, Karpstein Was Hiding, Shtetl In My Mind, and Death in 5, Let the World Lend a Hand), over 1,200 magazine, newspaper, and online articles, and seven book-length translations (Danish to English, but he also translates French, Spanish, and Norwegian to English).
Mr. David is a working actor and director whose first professional role was in Joe Papp’s Shakespeare company in New York; more recently he played a mob boss in a music video. He is a modern dancer and choreographer who has directed modern dance companies in Europe and the U.S. He also writes plays and several, including Leaden Skies, a holocaust-themed work, and The Rehearsal, have been seen as part of the San Francisco Theater Festival.
Mr. David lives in Denver, Colorado, where he writes, acts, draws, and makes jewelry.