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School of Music, Theatre, and Dance

School of Music, Theatre, and Dance
Kansas State University
109 McCain Auditorium
1501 Goldstein Cir.
Manhattan, KS 66506


David Mackay

David Mackay

Associate Professor; Associate Director, Theatre Program

129C Nichols Hall


M.F.A.,Temple University, Directing
B.F.A., University of British Columbia, Acting.

Courses taught

Fundamentals of Acting, Fundamentals of Improvisation, Advanced Acting: Shakespeare


David is a professional actor, playwright and director from Vancouver, Canada. Directing credits include; the Arts Club Theatre Peter and the Starcatcher, One ManTwo Guvnors, Venus in FurBoeing Boeing and The Importance of Being Earnest; Mitch and Murray Productions Smart PeopleBecky ShawLungs and Race; as well as directing and acting with the Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival for fourteen seasons. He adapted and co-directed Kosmic Mambo, a stage adaptation of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner at Studio 58, Langara College. For film and television, acting credits include The X-FilesAre We There Yet, Watchmen and the upcoming film The Layover directed by William H. Macy. While at K-State, David has directed She Kills Monsters, Love and Information, As You Like It. He also adapted and will direct The Government Inspector in the Spring of 2019.

Favorite quote

“All my best thoughts were stolen by the ancients.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson