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David Adamson

David Adamson MFA ’78, LDA ’79 has been back with PlayMakers since 1994 and Michael Wilson’s “Streetcar.” Before that he worked regularly in NYC with VETCO; performing in Tracers, Medal of Honor Rag and, at the NYSF, Ice Bridge as well as the title role in Mrozek’s The Ambassador and Chaxfield in Rod Serling’s The Strike. At Indiana Rep he did Hamlet, both parts of Henry IV and their 1st A Christmas Carol, returning the next two years to direct it. At the Colorado Shakespeare Festival there were two French Kings in Henry V and All’s Well That Ends Well. Other venues included a national tour of Drumwright with John Cullum, Hamlet at the NYSF with Kevin Kline, Bus Stop at Montclair with Jerry Hall, as well as Sgt. Williams in further productions of Tracers at The Whole Theatre and The George Street Playhouse which he also co-directed. Since returning to North Carolina David has done many “Carols” at the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival along with such parts as Holofernes, Dogberry, Hamlet’s Ghost and First Player and Duncan/Porter/Siward. At PlayMakers his appearances have included roles in Charley’s Aunt, Macbeth, Cymbeline, The Illusion, Nicholas Nickleby and most recently Trouble in Mind and An Enemy of the People. David, a Viet Nam Veteran, was formerly a Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Dramatic Art.


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