David Myers

David Myers

David Myers has developed work at Berkeley Rep, South Coast Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Vic, The Royal Court and more. His HOW TO CONQUER AMERICA was written through Berkeley Rep’s Ground Floor program and recently a finalist for the Humanitas Prize at CTG. His FROM UNDER THE TREE was read in Pasadena Playhouse’s Hothouse Series. Other works include: MUZUNGU (Mixed Phoenix, NYC), BODY PARTS (self-produced...
David Myers has developed work at Berkeley Rep, South Coast Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Vic, The Royal Court and more. His HOW TO CONQUER AMERICA was written through Berkeley Rep’s Ground Floor program and recently a finalist for the Humanitas Prize at CTG. His FROM UNDER THE TREE was read in Pasadena Playhouse’s Hothouse Series. Other works include: MUZUNGU (Mixed Phoenix, NYC), BODY PARTS (self-produced in San Diego) and 1800 ACRES (Riverside Studios, London). He’s had short play commissions from La Jolla Playhouse, Chalk Rep, Moving Arts and Cornerstone; and he completed a year-long residency at South Coast Rep. He’s written and sold two screenplays and two original television pilots. He’s from Houston, Texas. He has a BA from Brown University and an MFA from UCSD. Surrounded by life, he lives in LA with his wife, two sons, two cats and a fish named Cobra.

Plays

  • How to Conquer America: A Mostly True History of Yogurt
    In 1975, un-proven research assistant Arlene Hoffman created the ad campaign that transformed a queer fermented milk product into the 9 billion dollar a year phenomena it is today. Now, with the ghost of her dead immigrant father, Arlene will tell us how she did it. A story of culture, appropriation, family and the American Dream.