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David Henderson


As a writer, plays include include Pyotr & Bob, ShakesBLOOD and The Gay Fiancee. Two recent commissions Monroe Community College and Rochester Gay Men’s Chorus. David graduated from Nazareth College with a BA in Theatre and Goddard College with an MFA in Screenwriting and Playwriting.

As the Artistic Director of METHOD MACHINE, he has produced and directed more than 25 productions including Spoon River Rochester, a site-specific performance using hundreds of performers in an immersive, one of a kind experience at the 2014 Rochester Fringe. Productions include ShakesBLOOD, Angels in America (Parts I & II), Edge, The Lipstick Massacre and more than twenty other productions and events; curated five exhibits in The Method Lab, including "A Tibetan Pilgrimage", "Bushwacked!" and "Famous Faces."
Additional productions include work at Geva Theatre Center, JCC Center Stage of Rochester, and Screen Plays. This fall, David adapted and directed two Kurt Vonnegut short stories for a site specific performance with the Nazareth College Theatre Department.


It needs to feel weird, or you are doing it wrong. The process of performance is just as weird as carving animals out of stone.When we are storytelling and creating character we enter a state of make believe- even when recreating real people. Make believe is a weird place and we need to spend more time there.