David King ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) is an actor, director, poet, educator and native New Yorker. He has mentored youth in ELA, theatre, poetry and sports citywide. In 2016, he acted in John Painz's independent feature film “Four Bottles” and previously appeared in “Stuck”, Painz’s first acclaimed feature film, which was accepted into The Soho International and Art of Brooklyn Film Festivals. His photos have been featured in the New York Daily News, Spindle and Musée digital magazines. His chapbook, Because the View, is a collection of original poems, musings and photographs inspired by growing up and aware in NYC. He is excited to be a part of Community-Word Project and its deeply passionate work in teaching for social justice. David is Co-Founder of The Seven Collective – an artist collective dedicated to exciting, innovative and collaborative work rooted in our sense of community. Through TSC, he co-produced 7 Days of Play – a festival of interactive events centered on music, theatre, health and community service and curated The Impressions art exhibition, featuring work from Harlem and Bronx youth. He continues to serve as a teaching artist with TSC and Free Arts NYC. He is a graduate of Brooklyn Technical High School and received his B.A. in Theatre from The City College of New York (CUNY). He is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association and appreciates those who contribute to the process.
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