David F. Eliet is a professional playwright, director, and theatre educator. He was the founding artistic director of The Perishable Theatre, director of the Cleveland Play House Lab Company and the Circle In The Square Suitcase Theatre and Acting Ensemble. He was the a co-founder of The Trinity Rep Conservatory and was the 2007 Rhode Island State Council on The Arts Playwriting Fellow.
As a playwright he has been the recipient of many awards and grants for his writing, including an Edward F. Albee Playwriting Fellowship, a Kennedy Center New Visions/New Voices Award and an Alden B. Dow Creativity Fellowship. He was the winner for the Americas of the BBC International Radio Drama Contest and was a participating writer in the Denver Center Theatre Company’s TheatreFest. He has received grants and commissions from Trinity College, Trinity Rep, The Providence 350th Commission, The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, and The Cleveland Play House.
Twelve of his plays have been published in the United States, eight of these with Samuel French. Two plays have been translated and published in Holland, one in Germany, and one in Ukrainian in the literary journal Vsesvit (The Universe).
From 2005-2007, he was a Fulbright Scholar at the Kirovohrad Social Pedagogical Institute and the Pedagogical University in Ukraine. While in Ukraine he taught classes in drama and creative writing, directed three plays and made three films.
He is the Professor of Playwriting at Stonehill College in Easton, MA.