David R. Gammons
Theater Lecturer

David R. Gammons is a director, designer, visual artist, and theatre educator.​ He is currently on the faculty of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Boston Conservatory, and Northeastern University​, where he teaches a range of courses in devised and experimental theatre and contemporary performance practice.  Recent directing projects include the ​w​orld ​p​remiere of​ ​Necessary Monsters and the New England premieres of The WhaleThe Motherfucker with the Hat (2013 Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Production), Red (2012 Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Production), and Blackbird at SpeakEasy Stage Company; The Comedy of ErrorsMedeaThe Hotel Nepenthe, The Duchess of Malfi, and Titus Andronicus (2007 Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Director) for Actors’ Shakespeare Project; the world premieres of The Farm by Walt McGough and ​​The Salt Girl by John Kuntz at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre; the New England premieres of Cherry DocsThe Lieutenant of Inishmore and My Name is Rachel Corrie at The New Repertory Theatre; John Kuntz’s The Hotel Nepenthe at the Emerging America Festival and Necessary Monsters at the Summer Workshop at the Huntington Theatre; and The Winter’s Tale as part of the Shakespeare Exploded Festival at the American Repertory Theatre.  Mr. Gammons’ recent directing projects have been nominated for twenty-​eight​ Elliot Norton Awards and thirty-eight Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Awards. Mr. Gammons has served as a guest artist and director at MIT, Suffolk University, Boston College, Brandeis University, The American Repertory Theatre Institute for Advanced Theatre Training, and Harvard University, where he directed the inaugural production of the New College Theatre, now Farkas Hall.  Mr. Gammons served as the Director of the Theatre Program at Concord Academy f​rom 2000-2015​, where he taught courses in acting, directing, playwriting, and design, and ​directed ​a company of performers devoted to developing original experimental work for the stage. At Concord he directed the world-premiere ​devised ​productions 3SisTerZBeauty SleepingSea of Troubles, LHOOQ, When I look up to the sky I get a scary feelingTyger/Tiger, Double Negative(Her) HouseHowlPermanent Fatal ErrorsFlux, Volta4am​, Babble, and smash/slash/trash​.  Mr. Gammons is a graduate of the Directing Program of the American Repertory Theatre Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University, and of the Visual and Environmental Studies Department of Harvard University.