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David speaking and teaching.
Sharing, teaching, talking, and telling.

I am a writer, storyteller, consultant, and teacher. After witnessing the destruction of the World Trade Center in 2001, I quit the rat race and set out to become a Tai Chi instructor by 2011. I accomplished my goal and taught hundreds of people over the past decade. While I absolutely love Tai Chi and will keep practicing and teaching, I am shifting focus back to my first love—multimedia storytelling.

Since 1995, I have performed original stories in the United States and abroad at schools, bars, coffeehouses, clubs and festivals including the Digital Storytelling Festival and the Yukon International Storytelling Festival. I’ve also presented and/or offered classes and workshops at companies, colleges and conferences.

As a narrative practitioner, I employ an interdisciplinary approach to storytelling that incorporates writing, performing, teaching, organizing live events, collecting folklore, documentation, and facilitating narrative environments. I call this approach Applied Narrative because it draws no lines between the lessons of a classroom, the fun of a game space, and the magic of a storytelling experience.

I am available for freelance writing assignments, generating creative content, training, consulting, and speaking. No job too big or too small! Contact me.

I really enjoyed David’s class and found that teaching the principles of film and animation in the beginning of the class was very good. Understanding the methodology is key to this and he covered it very well. He kept the lessons easy to understand and gave us a good foundation! Elizabeth Lagana Student, United Digital Artists
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