DAVID SIMPATICO is a playwright, librettist and performance artist whose work has been presented at major theatres around the globe, including London’s Hammersmith Apollo, Lincoln Center, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and the New York Shakespeare Festival. Career highlights include: the stage adaptation of High School Musical (Disney Theatricals); The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turing (full-length opera; Justine Chen, composer; commissioned by American Lyric Theatre); The Screams of Kitty Genovese ( music drama, Will Todd, composer); and the libretto for Pulitzer Prize-winner Aaron J. Kernis’ Garden Of Light (NY Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall, conducted by Kurt Masur).

My latest play, EX-GAY BAR, received Honorable Mention in the 2021 Carlo Annoni International Playwriting Prize. 

I live deep in the woods of Rhinebeck NY with my husband, Robert C. Strickstein, and wonder-dog, Elmo.

Photo of David by Charles Chessler

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