Current Job Title:
Freelance, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC)
Describe your current job:
I am a Theatre Director living in NYC, and also an Adjunct Professor at New York University where I teach Musical Theatre acting. In addition to my own plays and musicals that I direct both in NYC and across the country, I have worked on Broadway and Off-Broadway shows as an Associate Director. Being a freelance artist allows me to work on many projects at the same time, and I’ve been fortunate to work at major institutions and with the leading players of the Broadway community. In addition to my work on theatrical productions, I produce the annual 'Living for Today' concert series benefiting Gilana's Fund (gilanasfund.org), served as Idina Menzel’s Creative Director for her Carnegie Hall tour, and am the founding Artistic Director for BroadwayCon, the fan convention for Broadway fans. More about me at: david-alpert.com
What is the most rewarding and the most challenging part of your job?
I get to do what I love. It's incredibly rewarding to go to work in a job that I dreamed about as a kid, and that I get to collaborate with such smart, diverse, talented artists. This business is challenging and competitive, but each time I open a new show or get to work with someone I admire there's a sense of pride and accomplishment.
What experiences impacted the choice of your career path?
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