David Schein: 802-640-4639 [email protected]
MAKING ART HAPPEN making art
MAKING ART HAPPEN MAKING ART
is a writer, performer,
teacher, director, non-
profit manager and
career has run the
gambit - from working
with Whoopi Goldberg
to writing award
to making theater in
the Ethiopian market-
place. He has per-
formed his solo works
and North America,
taught at colleges
& elementary schools
& founded & directed
a variety of arts
organizations in urban
WRITING directing ACTING composing NON-PROFIT
MANAGEMENT producing TEACHING THEATER and creative
writing FUND-RAISING arts for youth BUDGETING Grant-writing & grants managment SOLO PERFORMANCE board development THEATER MANAGEMENT jobs programs in the arts ORAL HISTORY arts in urban development IMPROVISATION strategic planning BRANDING arts in health-care ARTS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE performance poetry ARTS IN EDUCATION musicals ARTS FOR INNER-CITY KIDS arts for african kids ARTS FOR RURAL KIDS donor cultivation FACILITY MANAGEMENT arts for seniors ARTS IN JAIL environmental arts PLANNED GIVING donor cultivation PROGRAM ASSESSMENT arts integration
Working on Arts and Development Projects
Creating and Sustaining Arts Based Non-profits and NGOs
Grant-writing and Fund-raising
spent 30 years in the art creating innovative programs and projects throughout the world. His expertise ranges from as a writer, performer, director, educator and administrator. He has worked extensively in professional and community arts. In the early ‘70’s he was a founding member of both the Iowa Theater Lab & Berkeley’s Blake Street Hawkeyes. In his fifteen years in the SF Bay Area he created works with Whoopi Goldberg, John O'Keefe, George Coates, Guillermo Gomez-Pena & others. With Jim Nisbet he produced 5 Actualist Conventions in the Bay Area, large art festivals involving over forty performances per day. He was the author, and producer of the award winning “TOKENS: A Play on the Plague” an opera with a cast of 60 that was performed at Theater Artaud in San Francisco. He has performed his solo plays throughout North America and Europe and his “Out Comes Butch,” has been produced by many venues, including the Guthrie Theater of Minneapolis. He was the original director & contributing writer to "Whoopi Goldberg on Broadway.” He has served as adjunct faculty at Second City, Chicago and the Naropa Institute. In 1991 he became the Artistic Director of Free Street Theater in Chicago and, in 1996, Free Street’s Executive Director. At Free Street he designed and administered programs that linked theater and creative writing to the advancement of literacy of low-income Chicago youth and teens. In 2001 Schein developed the Awassa AIDS EDUCATION CIRCUS with street children in Awassa, Ethiopia, and has made six tours to Africa, directing the CIRCUS in market place performances throughout the Rift Valley and co-founding two NGOs in Ethiopia that have grown up around the CIRCUS. In August 2003 Schein became the Executive Director of the Arts Council of Chautauqua County in Jamestown New York and the Reg Lenna Civic Center, a 1250 seat restored movie theater in Jamestown. In Jamestown he has administered the extensive educational programs of the Arts Council, created a Public Arts Program and Arts Services Program, conducted a capital campaign to create an “Arts Block”, developed a studio program, and produced countless shows and events at the Reg Lenna Theatre.
Making Theater & creating Arts Programs throughout the world
and rural USA and in Africa.
His work is about using
the arts as a tool for transformation.
He is available to perform, teach, direct, write and to serve as an arts consultant specializing in strengthening non-profit organizations.
The Adoption: Purchase at [email protected] or 716-640-4639 for $23.50 including shipping.