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 eight 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), and Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Fallen Soufflé (2019). The third and final play in his Sherlock Holmes trilogy, Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Ghost Machine, will premiere at the Purple Rose when it is safe for theatres to reopen.
His holiday comedy, Scrooge Macbeth premiered at Theatre B in Fargo, ND in 2013, and his dark comedy, The Antichrist Cometh, premiered at Chameleon Theatre Circle in Minnesota in 2014.
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 recent 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.
His screenplay adaptation of his play The Late Great Henry Boyle and his six-part TV series Peninsula are currently under option by Atomic Focus Entertainment.
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.
Most recently, he has adapted all three of his Sherlock Holmes plays into novels, which are forthcoming from MX Publishing, as is his nonfiction book, Sherlock Holmes: The Hero With a Thousand Faces.
He has had his writing publicly burned, has been hung in effigy, and once upon a time, was ranked one of the top hundred Scrabble players on the planet.