David Ives

Personal Information
DAVID IVES is probably best known for his evening of one-act comedies called All in the Timing. This season he simultaneously had a drama off-Broadway (New Jerusalem, about the excommunication about Spinoza, at Classic Stage Company) and a comedy on Broadway (Is He Dead?, adapted from a play by Mark Twain, at the Lyceum). His short plays are collected in two anthologies, All in the Timing (Vintage) and Time Flies (Grove). His full-length theatre works are available in Polish Joke and Other Plays (Grove). He is also the author of three young-adult novels, Monsieur Eek, Scrib and Voss (which will be available this coming fall). He has adapted 22 American musicals for City Center's Encores series, as well as South Pacific (with Reba McEntire) and Jubilee for concert at Carnegie Hall, and My Fair Lady for the New York Philharmonic. He recently translated Georges Feydeau's classic French farce A Flea in Her Ear for Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and Yasmina Reza's A Spanish Play for Classic Stage Company. He is a graduate of Yale School of Drama, a former Guggenheim Fellow in playwriting, and is the Secretary of the Dramatists Guild of America.

Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 The Metromaniacs1 The Duke on 42nd Street 04/22/2018 Playwright
2 The Liar 13th Street Theatre 01/26/2017 Adaptation
3 Lives of the Saints The Duke on 42nd Street 02/24/2015 Playwright
4 The Heir Apparent East 13th Street/CSC Theatre 04/09/2014 Playwright
5 All in the Timing 59E59 Theaters/ Theater A 02/12/2013 Playwright
6 The School For Lies East 13th Street/CSC Theatre 05/01/2011 Playwright
7 Venus in Fur East 13th Street/CSC Theatre 01/26/2010 Playwright
8 New Jerusalem: The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza at Talmud Torah Congregation: Amsterdam, July 27, 1656 East 13th Street/CSC Theatre 01/13/2008 Playwright
9 A Spanish Play East 13th Street/CSC Theatre 02/01/2007 Translation
10 Polish Joke New York City Center/ Stage II 03/18/2003 Playwright
11 Mere Mortals and Others Primary Stages 05/06/1997 Playwright
12 The Red Address McGinn-Cazale Theatre 04/16/1997 Playwright
13 Ancient History/English Made Simple Primary Stages 05/08/1996 Playwright
14 Don Juan in Chicago Primary Stages 03/03/1995 Playwright
15 All in the Timing Primary Stages 11/24/1993 Playwright
16 Five Very Live Linda Gross Theater 01/03/1992 Playwright

1Adapted from Alexis Piron’s La Métromanie.
Award Production Function
1 NOMINATED 2017 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Adaptation The Liar Adaptation
2 NOMINATED 2013 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Revival All in the Timing Playwright
3 NOMINATED 2013 Off Broadway Alliance Award, Best Play Revival All in the Timing Playwright
4 NOMINATED 2012 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Play The School For Lies Playwright
5 NOMINATED 2010 Drama League Award, Outstanding Production of a Play Venus in Fur Playwright
6 NOMINATED 2008 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Play New Jerusalem: The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza at Talmud Torah Congregation: Amsterdam, July 27, 1656 Playwright
7 WON 1994 Outer Critics Circle Award, John Gassner Award All in the Timing Playwright