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  David Symons Director

David Symons

David Symons is a theatre director, performer and teacher.

David graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts (Theatre Directing) in 1993. Since then he has directed many contemporary and classic texts, including Brecht and Weill’s The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, Electra, Agamemnon, Twelfth Night and Heiner Muller’s Quartet. Contemporary plays include at La Mama, Off the Point at Trades Hall; multimedia pieces Goodbye Douglas MacArthur, I Loved You and The Great Divide ; and the performance piece, Dress.

In 1995 he spent six months in Canada working for Catalyst Theatre. He has worked with the MTC, Kickhouse, Melbourne Writers’ Theatre, Jenny Kemp, the Victorian Youth Playwrights’ Conference, and Playbox (Raw). He has taught at the Victorian College of the Arts, Monash University, the National Theatre Drama School, Victoria University of Technology, and the School of Creative Arts. He also works as a Clown Doctor for the Humour Foundation at the Royal Children’s Hospital.

In 2001 he is directing The Three Interiors of Lola Strong by Caroline Lee - a piece exploring space - both interior and exterior - and identity, and will be directing Peter Webb’s Public Dancing as part of the Inside 01 season at Playbox.

In 2000 he was awarded the George Fairfax Theatre Award which will enable him to work with Anne Bogart at the Saratoga International Theatre Institute in New York State in 2002.



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