David Dower

David Dower is co-artistic director at ArtsEmerson, where he directed the world premiere of Mala. Since arriving at ArtsEmerson in 2012 he has also staged Mr. Joy (currently touring citywide), Breath & Imagination, and Baritones UnBound (which subsequently toured to Asolo Rep and Chicago’s Royal George Theater). Prior to arriving at ArtsEmerson he served as associate artistic director for Arena Stage (Washington, DC) where he created the American Voices New Play Institute and NEA New Play Development Program. He was the founding artistic director of both The Z Space Studio and The Z Collective (San Francisco) and served as a consulting researcher for the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (New York). He resides in Boston’s Ashmont neighborhood in Dorchester. In 2015, Mr. Dower was named a vice president of Emerson College (Office of the Arts) and the Stephen G. Langley Chair of Theatre Management and Production in the department of performing arts at Emerson College. He is a co-founder and contributing editor for HowlRound.