David Kantounas - Director / Playwright
David was born in London and studied at the University of West England, Bristol. He trained at the Royal Court Theatre Young Writers Programme and in 2010 was selected by the Old Vic New Voices as one of the most exciting young writers in the UK. In 2013 he took part in the artist in residency programme at the Takt Kunstprojektraum, in Berlin.
His plays include: Warning Signs (HAU2, 2015), Waste (Shortlisted for the Bruntwood Prize, 2013), Bright Light (A commission for the Bush Theatre, 2013), Beach Hut (A commission for Blind Summit Theatre, 2013), The Party (Frequency Theatre, 2013), Everything Else Happened (Assembly, 2012), Home (Soho Theatre, Frequency Theatre, 2012), Gutter Junky (Assembly, 2011), Grief (Brooklyn Lyceum, Old Vic Tunnels, 2011), The Family (Public Theatre, 2010), The Arden Surgery (A commission for the Old Vic, 2010), Dogs (Hampstead Theatre rehearsed reading, 2009), The Thief (Bush Theatre reading, 2012)
He is an associate artist at Ugly Rhino Productions, New York and has collaborated as a writer and dramaturge with a number of theatre companies including Teatro En Vilo, Salida Productions and Single Shoe Productions.
Dream Epic was created in 2010 by David Kantounas and brings artists from all disciplines together to create original theatrical production.