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Dave Harris: Ten Questions
Dave Harris. Photo: Bronwen Sharp
Photo: Bronwen Sharp

What was an early, memorable theatrical experience?

Watching The Wiz for the first time when I was in kindergarten. It blew my mind. I didn’t even know that there was a Wizard of Oz, so when I finally watched it years later, I thought it was quite boring. 


What’s something you wish someone told you when you began your career? 

Don’t give more of yourself to theatre than theatre will give to you. 


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Dave Harris. Photo by Izak Rappaport.
Dave Harris

is a poet and playwright from West Philly. Selected plays include Tambo & Bones (LA Drama Critics Award “Best New Play”, Playwrights Horizons, Center Theatre Group, Stratford East, London), Exception to the Rule (Roundabout Theatre Company, 2022), and Everybody Black (Humana Festival 2019).