actor / director / writer

DAVID L. YEN

3/17/17- 4/2/17

9/16/16- 10/9/16

12/2/16-12/18/16

animal Crackers

(chico/ravelli)

6th Street Playhouse

past projects

peter and the starcatcher

(directing)

Spreckels Theatre Company

Disney's tarzan: the musical

(co-directing)

Spreckels Theatre Company

A wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels, Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher tells the backstory of Peter Pan. Greed, despair, the bonds of friendship, duty, and love--all are exposed in this tale of a young orphan and his mates, thrown against their ​will into a thrilling adventure.


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Based on Disney's epic animated musical adventure and Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan of the Apes, Tarzan features heart-pumping music by rock legend, Phil Collins, and a book by Tony Award-winning playwright, David 

Henry Hwang. High-flying excitement and hits, like the Academy Award winning "You'll Be in My Heart," make Tarzan an unforgettable ​theatrical experience.

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Review: sonoma county gazette
review: imagination lane
review: marinscope 

the santaland diaries

(one man show)

6th Street Playhouse

8/19/16-9/11/16

Mr. Green, an elderly, retired dry cleaner, wanders into New York traffic and is almost hit by a car driven by Ross Gardiner, a 29-year-old corporate executive. The young man is given a community service of helping the recent widower once a week for six months. What starts as a comedy about two men who do not want to be in the same room together becomes a gripping and moving drama as they get to know each other, come to care about each other, and open old wounds they've been hiding and nursing for years.

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11/25/16- 12/18/16

5/5/17-5/21/17

The 1928 Marx Brothers' Broadway musical, and hallmark of Marx Brothers lunacy: the antics of Captain Spalding and company at Mrs. Rittenhouse's ritzy weekend gathering. "Check your rationality at the door. Disorder is the order of the evening, and low-brow humor is its high calling." - Washington Post


visiting mr. green

(directing)

6th Street Playhouse, Santa Rosa

The gloves are off and the pointy shoes are on for a story the NY Times called a "merrily subversive tale". The Santaland Diaries chronicles David Sedaris' trip to NYC to become the Next Great Soap Opera star. Hilarity ensues when, instead of instant fame, the only job he can find is working as an elf in Macy's Santaland.


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BASKERVILLE

(directing)

Spreckels Theatre Company

The heirs of Baskerville are being dispatched one by one. To find their ingenious killer, Holmes and Watson must brave the desolate moors before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Watch as our intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises, and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than 40 characters. Can our heroes discover the truth in time? Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be.