David is an award-winning composer, video and sound designer for theatre, dance, opera, installation and film.
David’s recent theatre credits include the role of video designer for the ground-breaking productions of Strange Case of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde, and The Picture Of Dorian Gray for Sydney Theatre Company for which he won a Sydney Theatre Award for best Stage Design of a Mainstage Production (with Marg Horwell). David was video designer for Sydney Chamber Opera’s Breaking Glass and Musica Viva’s national tour of Winter’s Journey.
Other work for Sydney Theatre Company includes: sound design for Playing Beatie Bow, video and sound design for A Cheery Soul and The Wharf Revue (from 2009-2018); and video design for Julius Caesar, Muriel’s Wedding: The Musical, The Hanging, The Effect and The Long Way Home. For Griffin, David was sound designer for Green Park for which he won a Sydney Theatre Award for Best Sound Design of a Mainstage Production; composer and sound designer for Superheros; and composer, sound and video designer for First Love Is The Revolution for which he was nominated for a Sydney Theatre Award. For Bell Shakespeare, David was the sound designer for The Lovers. For Belvoir, he was composer and sound designer for Scenes From The Climate Era, sound designer for Into The Woods, video designer for Blue, sound designer on At What Cost? and co-sound designer for Packer and Sons. David designed video and sound for Soft Tread’s national tour of The Gospel According To Paul including for State Theatre Company of South Australia. For the Sydney Opera House, David was the sound designer for RENT. For Bangarra Dance Company, David was video designer for Sandsong, Spirit and Knowledge Ground. For Monkey Baa Theatre, David was video designer for Possum Magic and The Peasant Prince and sound designer for Josephine Wants To Dance.
Other credits include: for Seymour Centre, composer, sound and video designer for Museum Of Modern Love, composer and sound designer for Made To Measure; for Darlinghurst Theatre Co, composer and sound designer for Maggie Stone; for NIDA, composer and sound designer for Salem and Another Country; for Hayes Theatre Co, sound and video designer for Merrily We Roll Along, sound designer for Dubbo Championship Wrestling, The Rise And Disguise Of Elizabeth R., Catch Me If You Can and Spring Awakening (ATYP).
David is a National Institute of Dramatic Art graduate and now teaches at NIDA.