David New is the Associate Artistic Director at Steppenwolf Theatre Company. He received a BFA in Acting from the Theatre School at DePaul University in 1987. Since then, he has had a full and varied career in the theater and the humanities as an actor, director, fundraiser and teacher. Over the course of his acting career he has appeared in over 70 productions. He is a multiple Joseph Jefferson award nominee, a recipient of the Sarah Siddons Award, and a Chicago/Stratford Associates Fellow. In Chicago, he has appeared in productions with Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, The Goodman Theatre, The Chicago Humanities Festival, Court Theatre, Victory Gardens, Body Politic, Writer’s Theatre of Chicago, Apple Tree Theatre, Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre, Drury Lane Oakbrook and many others. Regional acting credits include Lincoln Center on Broadway, The Ontario Stratford Festival, The Huntington Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Madison Repertory, Peninsula Players, and the New Jersey Shakespeare Festival. Mr. New has also taught numerous master classes and is a guest lecturer at The University of Chicago where he teaches classes in acting and oral interpretation of literature.