Department of Music, Theatre
and Dance
Varner Hall, Room 207
371 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
Academic Office: (248) 370-2030
Box Office: (248) 370-3013
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David Gram

David Gram

 David Gram    David Gram
Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre
Directing 2, Acting: The Script, Company Class

(248) 370-2964


Originally from Toronto, Canada, David has been a professional theatre and opera director, actor, dramaturg and teacher for 20 years. Since 2013, he has held the position of Associate Artistic Director at Theatre Aspen – where he also runs the Theatre Aspen Apprentice Program (TAAP). David has directed and produced over 70 productions across the U.S. and Canada.  Selected theatre directing credits include: Godspell, Rent, The Pirates of Penzance, Is He Dead?, In the Heights, La Cage Aux Folles, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, Curtains, A Little Night Music, What the Butler Saw, Bug, A Man of No Importance, Waiting for Godot, Tartuffe, and the musical City of Angels. On the operatic stage David most recently directed Massenet’s Cendrillon, Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors, Verdi's Macbeth and the New England Premiere of Jake Heggie’s opera Dead Man Walking. Other opera credits include: Orpheus in the Underworld, La Boheme, and The Magic Flute. David has held the position of Artistic Director for Boston Opera Collaborative, Shifting Point Theatre, and GhostLight Productions.

He received his MFA in Directing and a Graduate Certificate in Arts Administration from Boston University, where he was also adjunct performance faculty with the BU School of Theatre for six years. In addition to BU, David has worked at the University of Maryland/Maryland Opera Studio, Montgomery College, Georgetown University, University of California Riverside, Johns Hopkins University, and the Boston Conservatory. A champion of new work, he has collaborated on many original plays, musicals, and operas. Proud member, SDC.