Writer | Performer

English born, New York based David Cale is the writer and performer of ten solo works including "Palomino" (Kirk Douglas Theatre, Kansas City Rep), "Lillian" (Playwrights Horizons, The Goodman Studio Theatre, Obie Award), "Deep in a Dream of You" (The Public Theater, Goodman Studio, Bessie Award), "The Redthroats" (Second Stage, P.S. 122, Goodman Studio, Bessie). His plays include “Betwixt” (The New Group). Inspired by the character of Floyd Duffner he portrayed in the film "The Slaughter Rule", David wrote the book, lyrics, co-composed the music for and appeared as Floyd in the musical "Floyd and Clea Under the Western Sky" (Playwrights Horizons, Goodman Theatre, Outer Critics Circle Nomination). He composed the songs for 600 Highwaymen’s "Employee of the Year" (Under the Radar Festival, The Public, Crossing the Line Festival, FIAF, Mount Tremper Arts). His lyrics have been sung by artists including Debbie Harry and Elvis Costello. David is a recipient of an N.E.A. Solo Performance Fellowship.


What projects did you work on at SPACE?

A play with original songs, "We're Only Alive for A Short Amount of Time", a solo show "Fluffing for Beginners" and completion of a collection of my work entitled, "Shows", published by NoPassport Press.


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