David Wolber
Director, Actor, Artistic Director, and Sometimes Gardener



David Wolber is an actor and director. He is a Producing Artistic Director at Theatre NOVA. He served as the Artistic Director at Performance Network Theatre from 2007 to 2014. Recently, Wolber performed in Williston by Adam Seidel and Evidence of Things Unseen by Katie Forgette at Detroit Repertory Theatre, Beau Jest at Williamston Theatre, and The Snow Geese by Share White at Meadow Brook Theatre, and he directed and co-devised Dream Deferred: Detroit, 1967 at Matrix Theatre. This past year he received a Wilde Award, "Best Play" for directing The Revolutionists by Lauren Gunderson at Theatre NOVA. In 2017 he received three Wilde Awards: "Best Teamwork" with Pete Prouty and Cheryl Turski in Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery at Meadow Brook Theatre; then "Best One Person Show" for directing 2.5 Minute Ride by Lisa Kron at Matrix Theatre; and finally, he received "Best Actor" for his performance as Winston in 1984 at Williamston Theatre. Favorite shows he has directed include Dear Elizabeth by Sarah Ruhl, Katherine by Kim Carney, Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Baitz, I and You by Lauren Gunderson, Good People by David Lindsay-Abaire, Dead Man’s Shoes by Joseph Zettelmaier (Best New Script – Wilde Award 2012, and a co-production with Williamston Theatre), The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl, Necessary Targets by Eve Ensler, and many more. David has performed and directed shows at Meadow Brook, Performance Network, Tipping Point Theatre, Matrix Theatre, the Jewish Ensemble Theatre, Williamston Theatre, Boarshead Theatre, Detroit Repertory Theatre and the Edinburgh Fringe in Scotland. You may have seen him in a handful of commercials and independent Michigan films. David is an alumnus of Wayne State's theatre program. He is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association, and he's an Associate Producer on Jasmine Rivera's short film American Prophet. Follow your path.

Directing resume
Acting Resume