David Herskovits

David Herskovits

Faculty
David Herskovits

David Herskovits is the Founder and Artistic Director of Target Margin Theater. Recent directing credits include Second Language at The Chocolate Factory; The Really Big Once at The Ontological; A Family of Perhaps Three at The Chocolate Factory; Ten Blocks on the Camino Real at The Ohio Theatre; Old Comedy at Classic Stage Company; The Argument & Dinner Party at The Kitchen; As Yet Thou Art Young and Rash at The Ohio Theatre. Other recent productions include Marlowe’s The Jew of Malta for Theatre for A New Audience, Pascal Dusapin’s new opera Faustus the Last Night for the 2007 Spoleto Festival USA, Nick Brooke’s opera Tone Test for the 2004 Lincoln Center Festival, and The Mystery of the Charity of Joan of Arc by Charles Péguy at HERE. His 1998 production of Mamba’s Daughtersby Dorothy and DuBose  Heyward won an OBIE for the company, and was presented at the 1999 Spoleto Festival USA.  Other productions include classics from Shakespeare to Ibsen, opera and music-theater, modern writers such as Gertrude Stein and Marguerite Duras, and neglected works with literary and historic significance.  He has published essays in The New York TimesTheatre Magazine, and Performing Arts Journal, among others. David was a member of the 2006 OBIE awards committee and has served on the New York State Council on the Arts Theatre Panel and the South Carolina Arts Commission, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and various other grant-giving institutions.