Dave English is a puppeteer, writer, and educator. Dave has a BFA in Puppetry from West Virginia University, did his internship at the University of Michigan’s Festival of New Works, and attended the National Puppetry Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Center twice. English’s experience developing and implementing high quality educational programming stretches twenty years.
He worked as the Studio Programs Coordinator at the Andy Warhol Museum, helped to develop Pittsburgh’s Remake Learning Network with a community foundation called The Sprout Fund, and served as the Director of Membership and Development at The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council. Dave is a FINE Resident Artist at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, A Carnegie Libraries of Pittsburgh Friends of Music Fellow, A Flight School Fellow Artist, a Distillery Residency Artist, an PA Arts Artist Opportunity Award Recipient, and Boom Concepts Studio Artist.
In 2020 he finished a full length puppet movie that he wrote and directed called “The Dragon of Polish Hill” as part of the New Hazlett Theatre’s CSA Series Season 7 with support from The Heinz Endowments. Dave currently works as an after school tutor with Homeless Children’s Education Fund and as a freelance artist/writer, and c0-hosts Boom Puppet Karaoke Slam.