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David Salter

Programme Leader BA (Hons) 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); Venus and Adonis (Edinburgh); 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 and directing 3rd year productions. 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.

Projects

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Drama Centre

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A Russian Play by John Thompson

Lion & Unicorn


Associate Director on Blackbird by David Harrower Directed by Peter Stein


Associate Director on Female Of The Species at the Vaudeville Theatre


Associate Director on Lulu at the Almeida Theatre


Associate Director on Richard II at the Gainsborough Studios

Almeida Theatre


Associate Director The Shape Of Things by Neil LaBute

Almeida Theatre at King's Cross


Brutopia by Howard Barker

Manchester School of Theatre at HOME


Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel

Manchester School of Theatre

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Life of Galileo By Bertolt Brecht in a version by David Hare

Starring Ted Van Griethuysen
Studio Theatre
Washington D.C.

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Pains of Youth by Ferdinand Bruckner

Manchester School of Theatre


Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov

Manchester School of Theatre


Time and The Conways by J B Priestley

Manchester School of Theatre


Victory by Howard Barker

Manchester School of Theatre

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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.