As a playwright, David Lawson’s production history includes Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (Emerson Stage, Boston. April 2006), Snap (July 2007, Stratford Summer Theatre Festival, Stratford, CT), Intergalactic Circadian Rhythm (August 2007, Boston Playwrights’ Theater), Use Ravenously in a Sentence (March 2008, Rareworks Theater, Boston), Public Service (February-March 2009, Alive Theater, Long Beach, CA. L.A. Weekly 'Pick of the Week') and A Progressive Person (July 2009, Boca Raton Theatre Guild, FL), LoCo SloMo PoMo (January 2010, Providence Players of Fairfax, VA). Lawson also co-wrote and starred in the short film Peaches, which screened at the 2009 Chicago Underground Film Festival.
Lawson is the winner of the 2006 Rod Parker Playwriting Fellowship (Boston), won Honorable Mention in the 2007 E-Merging Writers Playwriting Competition (NYC) and the 2009 Long Beach Gazette Award for Playwriting. Lawson has placed as a Finalist in the 2008 Capital T Theatre Monologue Competition (Austin, TX), the 2009 Flour City New Play Festival (Rochester, NY), the 2009 Great Plains Theatre Conference (Omaha, NE) and was a 2009 WordBRIDGE Semi-Finalist (Clemson, SC).
Lawson’s work has been developed with the Pulse Ensemble Theatre (NYC), The Meat and Bone Theatre Company (NYC), at The Painted Bride Arts Center (Philadelphia), The Creative Forum (NYC), The Playwrights’ Center (MN) and has been featured at the 2007 Middle America Theatre Festival's Playwriting Symposium (Minneapolis, MN), and Bug Theatre's 2007 New Playwrights Festival (Denver).
As an actor, Lawson has performed professionally with Reality Aside Theatre (NYC), TheatreVision (NYC), the Looking Glass Theatre Company (NYC), Zeitgeist Stage Company (Boston), The Peterborough Players (Peterborough, NH), Blue Ridge Dinner Theatre (Ferrum, VA), CLIMB Theatre (St. Paul, MN) and the Bread and Puppet Theater (Glover, VT).
Lawson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Acting and Directing from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts and studied at the O'Neill National Theater Institute in Waterford, Connecticut.
Lawson's upcoming solo show "FLOUNDERING ABOUT (in an age of terror)" plays Thurs Feb 25th (9PM), Sat Feb 27th (2:30PM),
Sun Feb 28th (4PM), Wed March 3rd (6PM) and Sat March 6th (7PM) at UNDER St Marks (94 St Marks Place between 1st Avenue and Avenue A) in New York City. Tickets are available through SmartTix (212-868-4444, www.smarttix.com) for $7.