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David Libman


David Libman, a former teacher and social worker was born and raised in Brownsville/East New York, Brooklyn and now resides in Manhattan.

He has been the recipient of several grants for playwriting:

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA),

The New York Council for the Arts (CAPS), Edward Albee judge.

The Shubert Foundation and The John Golden Foundation.

4 time Finalist for the Eugene O'neill Foundation (4 different plays) 

His work has been presented at a number of venues in New York and elsewhere including the St. Clements Theater, Ensemble Studio Theater, Hunter College, The Puerto Rican Traveling Theater, The Stockbridge Festival and The Westport Playhouse.

Member of the Playwrights/Directors Unit at The Actors Studio.

Member of American Renaissance Theatre Co.

Member of the Dramatists Guild of America.

He is from the Old School and has dedicated his life to truthfully and artistically rendering all types of people who often are neglected, ignored, or worse.


Maiden Stakes ( 3 M, 1 W - 90 minutes)

Produced at The Westport Playhouse, directed by Ted Mann
Theater at St. Clements in New York, directed by developed with Austin Pendleton at WestBeth Entertainment.

Amos & Isaiah ( 5 M, 1 W - 50 minutes)

Ensemble Studio Theater in New York,
Developed and Featuring E.S.T. members Matthew Coles and Arthur French.

This Shit is Like Flypaper ( 5 M , 2 W - 90 minutes)

Developed at E S T. Staged Reading at Playwrights Horizons
Featuring members of LABryinth Theater Co. John Ortiz, Guillermo Diaz, (Film script adaptation entitled, Human Resources)

The Townhouse ( 1 M , 2 W - 90 minutes)

Directed by Jonathan Libman.  Developed with Fundamental Theater Co. and with Angelina Fiordellisi of The Cherry Lane Theater

Featuring Joey Collins.

Freedman ( 10 M , 3 W - 100 minutes)

Workshop at The Actors Studio directed by Jonathan Libman. Featuring Tom O’Keefe and Andy Rindlisbach - Bedlam Theater Co.

The Low Road ( 3 M , 2 W - 80 minutes)

Staged Reading at Actors Studio and The Collective (upcoming)

The Last Sonderkommando ( 10 M - 70 minutes)

Workshop at Actors Studio directed by Jonathan Libman.

Featuring Mark Hatton, Rob Beitzel, Will Brill, Joey Collins, Mario Corry, Carter Gill, Wyatt Kuether, Dave Koenig, and Eli Gelb, 


Radical Solutions ( 2 M - 30 minutes)

Produced by A.R.T.

Special Ed.  ( 3 M , 3 W - 40 minutes)

Produced by The Puerto Rican Traveling Theater

Charley and Belle ( 1 M , 1 W - 30 minutes)

Produced by the Assembly Theater Co.

The Cat Box  ( 1 M , 1 W - 30 minutes)


Sleeping Dogs ( 2 M , 1 W - 30 minutes)



BA in American Literature, Brooklyn College
MA Theater and Dramatic Writing, Hunter College


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