David Eliet

Biography

Professor Eliet is a professional playwright, director and theatre educator.  He helped found the theatre arts program at Trinity College in Hartford, CT, was one of the founders of the Trinity Rep Conservatory in Providence, RI, and was the founding artistic director of The Perishable Theatre in Providence, RI.  He was the director of the Cleveland Play House Lab Company and Circle In The Square’s Acting Ensemble and Suitcase Theatre.  His plays have been produced and published in this country and abroad, including translations into German, Ukrainian and Dutch.  From 2005 – 2007, he was a Fulbright Scholar, teaching and directing in Kirovohrad, Ukraine.

Education

  • B.A. Carleton College
  • M.A. Tufts University

Accomplishments

  • Professor Eliet is a professional playwright, director and theatre educator. He helped found the theatre arts program at Trinity College in Hartford, CT, was one of the founders of the Trinity Rep Conservatory in Providence, RI, and was the founding artistic director of The Perishable Theatre in Providence, RI. He was the director of the Cleveland Play House Lab Company and Circle In The Square’s Acting Ensemble and Suitcase Theatre. His plays have been produced and published in this country and abroad, including translations into German, Ukrainian and Dutch. From 2005 – 2007, he was a Fulbright Scholar, teaching and directing in Kirovohrad, Ukraine.
  • Grant from Rhode Island State Council on The Arts for Video Documentary <em>Congregation Vienna</em>
  • Grant from Rhode Island State Council on The Arts for production of his play, <em>Children of the Dnipro</em>
  • Playwriting Fellowship, Edward F. Albee Foundation 2008
  • Premiere of his play, <em>But For Grace</em>… at the Trinity Repertory Company. Additional performances at The New York City International Fringe Festival
  • Leadership Award from the Rhode Island Community Food Bank 2008

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Playwriting