Since 1994 David Adamson has been a member of PlayMakers Repertory Company and a Lecturer in Play Analysis. He is also an Academic Advisor with the College of Arts and Sciences where in 2011 he won a national award from NACADA, the Outstanding Advising Certificate of Merit. For the last two years David has also been the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Department of Dramatic Art where he has also taught classes in Acting and Play Production.
Before returning to Carolina, David spent 14 years in New York as an actor; often working in regional theatre as he had done since the late 60’s with time out for earning his MFA, ’78, and LDA, ’79, in directing from UNC-CH. He has performed over 150 roles at theatres including the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Atlanta’s Pocket Theatre, Indiana Rep, The Hilberry Classic Repertory Theatre, McCarter Theatre, The George St. Playhouse and in Salzburg, Austria, Fest in Hellbrunn as well as a Command Military Touring Show in Viet Nam, among others.
In New York he was a member of VETCO, the Veterans Ensemble Theatre Company acting in such productions as TRACERS, MEDAL OF HONOR RAG, THE AMBASSADOR and THE STRIKE as well as various original projects written by company members. He also appeared in VETCO’s ICE BRIDGE at the Public Theatre where he also was in Liviu Ciulei’s HAMLET.
David’s Directing experience includes productions at The Weathervane Theatre, Indiana Rep, the Shreveport Little Theatre, the New England Tour of TRACERS and, in Chapel Hill, AS YOU LIKE IT for Studio 1 and UNC’s participation in the world premiere of Susan-Lori Parks’ 365 DAYS/365 PLAYS.