McCallum, Davis

Davis McCallum

Davis McCallum


Profile:
Recent work in New York includes world premieres of Sam Hunter’s A Bright New Boise (Partial Comfort) and Five Genocides (Clubbed Thumb), Greg Moss’s punkplay (Clubbed Thumb), Chuck Mee’s Queens Boulevard (Signature Theater), Quiara Hudes’ Elliot: A Soldier’s Fugue (P73; Pulitzer Prize Finalist), Laura Marks’ Unbound: The Journals of Fanny Kemble, andRob Urbinati’s West Moon Street (Prospect Theater Company). For the Acting Company, he directed Jeffrey Hatcher’s adaptation of The Turn of the Screw, Polly Teale’s adaptation of Jane Eyre, as well as Shakespeare’s The Tempest and Henry V, the last of which was co-produced by the Guthrie Theater and presented in New York at the New Victory. He has directed four productions at NYU’s Grad Acting Program, including the east-coast premiere of Chuck Mee’s Perfect Wedding. Regional highlights include Henry V (Guthrie), the world premiere of Itamar Moses’ Back Back Back (Old Globe), The Belle’s Stratagem (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Stoppard’s Arcadia (Chautauqua Theater Company), and Western Country, a new country music musical with book and lyrics by Noah Haidle and music by Kellys Collins and Ryan Tyndel (Williamstown Theater Festival). Other regional directing credits include the O’Neill Playwrights Conference, Playmakers Rep, Two River Theater Company, Alliance Theater, Cleveland Play House, Georgia Shakespeare Festival, McCarter/Princeton University, Shakespeare Theater (ACA), New York Stage & Film, others. OTHER: Drama League Directing Fellowship (2001); Killian Directing Fellowship at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (2003); NEA/TCG Career Development Program for Directors (2007); Boris Sagal Directing Fellowship at Williamstown Theater Festival (2010). He trained at LAMDA and studied at Princeton and Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and son.
 
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