Member since 1991
David Bradley is a director, producer, writer, teaching artist and consultant whose work includes making plays, leading a range of boundary-crossing artistic collaborations and exploring civic and community themes through the arts. He’s been a member of the People’s Light ensemble since 1991 and his more than 30 productions include Row After Row, Of Mice and Men, The Crucible, A View From the Bridge, Young Lady From Rwanda, Doubt, The Giver and three holiday pantos. In Summer 2016, he was playwright and director of Voices of Voting, commissioned by the Committee of Seventy as part of events surrounding the Democratic National Convention. In Spring 2016, he directed A Fierce Kind of Love by Suli Holum, commissioned by Temple University’s Institute on Disabilities. The play told the story of Pennsylvania’s intellectual disabilities rights movement and had a sold-out run at Christ Church Neighborhood House. He’s also directed at Indiana Repertory Theatre, Act II Playhouse, Delaware Theatre Company, Children’s Theatre Company of Minneapolis and others. David is Founding Director of LiveConnections, which inspires learning and builds community through collaborative music-making, working out of partner venue World Cafe Live. He’s Artistic Director of Living News, which just completed its 10th season of dramatizing Constitutional issues at the National Constitution Center, where he also directed the exhibition/theater hybrid Fighting for Democracy. He’s a frequent collaborator with Philadelphia Young Playwrights, leading a range of multi-generational collaborations, including directing The Lost Hour at the Kimmel Center for the 2013 Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts. David is a participating artist with Outside the Wire, which creates theater projects addressing public health and social issues, and has led and facilitated projects for them at conferences and military bases across the country and in the Middle East. He teaches at Arcadia University and has taught at University of the Arts. David is a graduate of Yale University.