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David D Wright

David D Wright


DAVID D. WRIGHT a eleven times Vivian Robinson, AUDELCO AWARD winner for Excellence in Black Theatre. He won for Excellence in Musical Direction for The National Black Theatre’s production of The Legacy, and he received nine Excellence in Sound Design Awards for Rome Neal’s Julius Caesar Set in Africa, Amiri Baraka’s Meeting Miss Lillie, The Nuyorican Poets Café’s production of Pepe Carill’s Shango de Ima, Joseph Edward’s American Place Theatre’s production of Fly, Take Wing and Soar’s 2007 production of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet The National Black Theatre’s production of Oshun, which he authored and Take Wing and Soars production of The Importance of Being Earnest. Edgar Chisolm’s Savage Queen and Billie Holiday Theatre’s Reparations. He is also the recipient of AUDELCO’S Board of Directors Award.

David has sound designed for many theatres in the New York City metropolitan area, and across the country.

David, as an actor, was nominated for an Most Outstanding Lead Male Performance, Audelco for his channeled-like portrayal of the late Louis Armstrong in Ishmael Reed’s play, The C Above C Above High C.

David, has received a Parents Choice Award for his production of Stephen Di Lauro’s River Tales tape and CD, as well as a Golden Reel, Silver Reel and Special Merit Awards from The National Federation of Community Broadcasters for his numerous radio productions aired on WBAI-FM, in New York City. He also received a Law Enforcement Video Award for his musical score of an NYPD training film. He had produced, hosted and engineered his own radio program entitled Orature, a dramatic literary series.

David is a recipient of the National Arts Club’s Food for Thought Playwrighting Fellowship, and he isa Fellow of the Columbia School of the Arts, WGAE’s Harlem Arts Alliance Screenwriter’s Workshop. David is the producing playwright of the Orisha Tales Repertory Radio Theatre Company, having successfully co-produced six of his seven critically acclaimed Yoruba Dance Dramas: Oshun(The Yoruba Dance Drama)winner of one Audelco Award; Oya (The Yoruba Dance Drama) winner of four Audelco Awards including Outstanding Musical Production; Obatala (King of the White Cloth), two Audelco Nominations; Sango (Lord of Thunder), winner of Outstanding Choreography; The Creatures(Tales From the Bush) and Orunmila (The Adventures of the Father of Ifa Divination), one Audelco nomination. He is a retired twenty-two year decorated veteran of NYPD and an initiated Babalorisa, (Yoruba priest).

Professional Experience

  • Off Broadway
  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • TV/Film
  • Tours


  • NYC/Tri-State Area
  • Carolinas

Interested in touring?

  • Yes

Hireable as

  • Incidental Music Composer/Arranger
  • Pit Musician (Other)
  • Sound Designer/Composer
  • Music Producer/Record Producer
  • Live Sound Engineer
  • Home Studio Whiz
  • Actor-Musician

My Instruments

  • Percussion
  • Synth - keyboards


  • Other


  • He/Him