David Cecsarini – This year begins David’s 46th year as a theatre professional, having debuted as a journeyman actor with the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis in 1978. He was then selected as a founding company member of American Players Theatre (APT) in Spring Green, Wisconsin, where some of his favorite roles included Claudius in Hamlet, Marc Antony in Julius Caesar, Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew and Master Ford in The Merry Wives of Windsor. After seven seasons at APT, he established a long-time Milwaukee residency, acting with many of its professional companies, and eventually becoming Producing Artistic Director of Next Act Theatre (NAT). Having proudly served for thirty-two seasons, he directed over forty NAT productions and acted in as many others. His most recent NAT directorial project was God’s Spies, by Bill Cain. Behind the scenes, David has created sound effects and scores for most of Next Act’s work, and for many other professional productions. He is delighted to make his acting debut at the Clarence Brown Theatre, working with long-time friend and colleague Marti Gobel and collaborating with the dozens of talented and dedicated artists who have brought this show to such vibrant life.