David Brian Colbert

David Brian Colbert

David Brian Colbert, was named a Rockwell Scholar for the Einhorn School of Performing Arts at Primary Stages, and has studied under and worked as teaching assistant for Charles Busch, Lucy Thurber and Kait Kerrigan. DBC’s play, C.O.A.L. (confessions of a liar), was winner of the AracaWorks playwright competition in 2011, and received a staged reading at ArsNova. It was chosen for Fundamental Theater Project...
David Brian Colbert, was named a Rockwell Scholar for the Einhorn School of Performing Arts at Primary Stages, and has studied under and worked as teaching assistant for Charles Busch, Lucy Thurber and Kait Kerrigan. DBC’s play, C.O.A.L. (confessions of a liar), was winner of the AracaWorks playwright competition in 2011, and received a staged reading at ArsNova. It was chosen for Fundamental Theater Project's MassRhetoric reading series and the Barter Theater's Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights, receiving the Critic's Choice Award for the 2014 AFPP. C.O.A.L. (confessions of a liar) was produced at 59E59 Theaters in 2015, directed by Craig Baldwin.

Some other works include the chamber musical, ELTINGE, which received a first look reading at the Woodstock Fringe Festival, and is currently still in development. In 2014, DBC paired up with director/ writer, Dennis Courtney, to create the two woman play with music, STILL WATERS, based on the life of the legendary Ethel Waters. DBC’s most recent play, BOBBY’S HOME, is a look at family through the lens of a slaying of an African American teen, caught on video, and the resulting Grand Jury trial of the officer involved.

On the internet, DBC regularly writes and helps produce comedy skits and dramatic shorts for friends, as actor reels, and submission clips, and truly enjoys the creative collaborative process of these mini adventures.

As a performer, DBC has been seen throughout the country and in NYC for BC/EFA, in John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask's rock musical, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, garnering the Barrymore Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical, as well as several other local awards. And was named a Kentucky Colonel by the Governor of Kentucky, as an artistic ambassador, for their performance in Lexington, Kentucky. DBC served as technical director for both the Metropolitan Room and the Laurie Beechman Theater in Manhattan, receiving the MAC Award for Technical Direction and has also received the MAC Award and NYC Nightlife Award as Piano Bar Entertainer.

Plays

  • BOBBY'S HOME
    Three months after a shooting by a police officer, resulting in the death of an African American teen is caught on video, the officer is sent home to his family to await the verdict of a Grand Jury. At the same time, the mother of the slain teen, comes to terms with her unwitting role as the most recent face of a national movement, and longing for someone to see her boy for who he really was.
  • C.O.A.L. (confessions of a liar)
    Lies, lies, lies! There are lies we tell ourselves and lies we tell others - lying just to make it through the day.A charming and witty liar, Coal, revisits his early life in a small West Virginia town introducing the colorful, dicey and unsavory characters of his past. Along the way, he attempts to come to terms with the whoppers he has told to whitewash his painful truth.A singular character portrayed by Man...
    Lies, lies, lies! There are lies we tell ourselves and lies we tell others - lying just to make it through the day.A charming and witty liar, Coal, revisits his early life in a small West Virginia town introducing the colorful, dicey and unsavory characters of his past. Along the way, he attempts to come to terms with the whoppers he has told to whitewash his painful truth.A singular character portrayed by Man, Woman, Girl, and Boy, Coal finally tells us the daunting tale he has never been able to share. (90 minutes)