David was born in Detroit, Michigan, and graduated from Michigan State University. He is a Resident Artist at The Purple Rose Theatre in Chelsea, MI, where he has had nine productions: The Late Great Henry Boyle (2006), Vino Veritas (2008), Gravity (2010), Consider the Oyster (2011), Just Desserts (2014), Vino Veritas (2017), Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Elusive Ear (2018), Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Fallen Soufflé (2019), and Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Ghost Machine (2022).
His newest play, The Antichrist Cometh, is a dark comedy that will premiere at The Purple Rose Theatre in 2024.
His holiday comedy, Scrooge Macbeth, premiered at Theatre B in Fargo, ND in 2013.
His plays have been performed from New York to Tasmania, and his work has been published by Dramatic Publishing, Playscripts, Smith & Kraus, Applause, and Heuer Publishing.
In 2013, he adapted his play Vino Veritas into a film, which stars Carrie Preston (True Blood, and Emmy-winner for her role in The Good Wife), and Bernard White (Matrix Revolutions and Captain America: Winter Soldier). It is distributed by Gravitas Ventures and is currently available on various on-line platforms.
His screenplay In the Land of Fire & Ice was a 2016 Athena Award winner (best screenplay featuring a female protagonist), and is currently under option, with Academy Award nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo attached as the lead.
Several of his short plays have also been adapted into films (e.g., Just Desserts, New Year’s Eve, and The Trouble with Cashews). Easy Way Out, the film based on his play For Old Time’s Sake, stars Academy Award nominee John Savage.
He adapted all three of his Sherlock Holmes plays into novels, which are available from MX Publishing, as is his two-volume nonfiction book, Sherlock Holmes: The Hero with a Thousand Faces.
He has had his writing publicly burned, has been hanged in effigy, and is inordinately fond of cheese and terriers.