David Boles

Librettist Playwright Lyricist

David Boles collaborated with Marshall Jamison on a William Jennings Bryan biography for the Nebraska Educational Television Network. 

He was literary advisor for Arena Stage, Helen Merrill, and Marty Richards and Sam Crothers at The Producer Circle.

David was librettist Peter Stone's associate on the Broadway production of "The Will Rogers Follies" and he was also delighted to work with Playwrights Arthur Kopit and Mac Wellman.

For his Tolstoy musical produced by the Oscar Hammerstein II Center for Theatre Studies, David wrote book and lyrics with musical composition by Al Carmines.

David was also a librettist for the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop.

For more than two decades, David Boles has taught Playwriting, Literary Criticism, Acting, Movement, Stage Direction, World Plays, European Theories of Drama, and The Craft of Dramatic Adaptation at Rutgers University, Fordham University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, City University of New York, and The College of New Rochelle.

David also provided theatrical seminars on cultural, and linguistic, interpretation for Columbia University and New York University.

He is the host of the Human Meme podcast -- with over 630 episodes -- where questions of the Human Condition are addressed each week. As well, his "Cat Heads in Space" AI comedy serial is also part of that podcast. 

David, author of 61 books, is also the owner of David Boles Books Writing & Publishing focusing on Sociology, World Culture, Technology, American Sign Language, and the Arts. For the last 30 years, he has been the publisher, editor, and author of -- David Boles, Blogs -- with over 6,000 articles written for that network. 

David Boles is also the host of Boles.tv where questions of living a Human Life in a compressive world are discussed, and he is a founder, with Janna Sweenie, of the ASL Opera Project to help bring Sign Language interpreted performances to international Opera stages.

Some of David Boles’ greatest works have anonymously been that of the ghostly grave -- as a well-oiled Script Doctor! -- for the live stage, the dead theatre, the empty space, the movies, syndicated radio dramas, and network television.

Visit him on his Discord server. David's Mastodon instance is Boles.xyz and Boles.ai is his ongoing exploration of our Artificial Intelligence encapsulation. David is also the founder of the United Stage where Playwrights direct their own work. You may listen to his original music live stream at Boles.radio


David Boles first joined the Dramatists Guild on July 2, 1984. Since then, his work as a Playwright has been performed regionally, and nationally, and on international tour.

Here are some of the producers: The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the Lincoln Playhouse, Nebraska Director's Theatre, ACTF, Columbia University, the David Gordon Pick Up Co., The Producer Circle, the Nebraska ETV Network, and others!

David was a two-time Shubert Organization Presidential Scholar, a SUNY-Purchase Playwriting Award winner, and a multi-year Vreeland Trophy scholar.