David Kessler

About David Kessler

David S. Kessler, long time supporter of Washington area theatres, finds his joy in theatre both on the stage and in the audience. He retired from the National Zoo as the small mammal biologist which may, or may not have been the inspiration for his first Capital Fringe comedy, Wombat Drool. He returned to Fringe in 2016 with a look at love in One Mutual Happiness. He is the recipient of DCTS' 2015 Gary Maker Audience Award.

Meet Lisa Carr, 2016 Gary Maker Audience Award recipient

“Don’t be afraid to jump in and see everything.” Sage advice from Lisa Carr, this year’s Gary Lee Maker Audience Award honoree, who will receive her award at the September 28th performance of Brave Spirits’ Anthony and Cleopatra.

Being the audience: David S. Kessler on playing the role well

When he received the 2015 Gary Maker Audience Award, long time theatre supporter turned performer David S. Kessler encouraged a Folger audience: “Being in the audience is not a spectator sport.” To celebrate the start of the new theatre season, we asked David to expand on his thoughts. ————– Years ago, I served as a volunteer house manager at […]

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