Francis Ilitzig

Playwright Lyricist

David Eliet is a professional playwright, director and theatre educator. He is the recipient of awards from the BBC World Service, the Kennedy Center, WGBH and many others.  He has received playwriting fellowships from Trinity College, the Alden B. Dow Foundation, the Rhode Island State Council on The Arts, and the Edward F. Albee Foundation.  His plays have been produced across this country and in Germany, England, Ukraine, the Slovak Republic, Bermuda and Trinidad-Tobago.  Thirteen of his plays have been published including publications in German, Dutch and Ukrainian.  For three semesters David was a Fulbright Scholar in Kirovohrad, Ukraine teaching creative writing at the Pedagogical Academy and directing plays and videos for The Little Globe Theatre.  In 2012, David was made a lifetime member of The Dramatists Guild.

  1. Assistant Professor Trinity College. Hired to help establish the Theatre Arts Major.  1969-1974
  2. Co-Founder and Director of The Trinity Rep Conservatory(now the Brown/Trinity Consortium) 1978-1989.
  3. Founding Artistic Director of The Perishable Theatre, Providence, RI.  1983-1990.
  4. Director of Education and Director of the Ohio University/Cleveland Play House Lab Company 1990-1995.
  5. Director of Education Circle In The Square Theatre and Conservatory.  Laid the foundation for the Conservatory's Musical Theatre Program and Alumni Performance Company.
  6. Selected as American Entrant in the Prix Italia Radio Drama Contest 1968.
  7. Alden B. Dow Fellow 2004.
  8. Edward F. Albee Fellow 2008
  9. Fulbright Scholar, Kirovohrad Ukraine Sept. 2005 - Dec. 2006.
  10. Winner for the Americas of the BBC World Service's International Playwriting Competition 2001.