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David Snider

Professorial Lecturer
Department of Performing Arts

  • Mr. Snider is an award-winning arts administrator and artist, with over 20 years of experience as a director, educator, producer, administrator and actor. He is currently the Director of Artistic Programming for Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Prior to Arena Stage, he received the Meyer Foundation’s $100,000 Exponent Award for visionary leadership of a nonprofit, the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, and the Hands On Greater DC Cares’ Essence of Leadership Award, as “a nonprofit executive who has integrated innovative and strategic leadership to make a lasting impact on their organization and the community at large.” Mr. Snider received his MFA from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts. He is a Directing Fellow of the Drama League of New York, the immediate past President of the League of Washington Theatres and a member of the National Arts Strategies’ Chief Executive Program, a collaborative think tank of 100 CEO’s from around the world dedicated to tackling issues of competition, finance and relevance on a global scale.
  • Degrees

    MFA, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU; BA, English Literature Major, Russian Language Minor, Dickinson College, Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude

  • CAS - Performing Arts
  • Katzen Arts Center - 223

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