David Storck

  • B.A., international relations, Lehigh University, 1986
  • M.F.A., directing, Brooklyn College, 2008

"Seeing a student's face light up when they make a discovery or achieve a new level of success gives me a deep, personal sense of fulfillment. I share their exuberance, which fuels my passion to help them always be better today than they were yesterday."

David Storck | Performing arts professor

Awards, recognition and honors

First prize, 6th Annual Big Apple Improv Festival; runner-up, Audience Favorite, New York International Fringe Festival; selected to perform at inaugural Del Close Improv Festival; awarded teaching fellowship at Brooklyn College

Organizations

Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Theater Communications Group

Previous Positions

Directing assistant, "The Lion King," Broadway; regular mainstage performer of improv and sketch comedy at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and Gotham City Improv; guest performer at improv venues from coast to coast; director of "Beauty Queen of Leenane," "Lend Me A Tenor," "The Crucible" and more; adjunct professor at Fordham University, Brooklyn College and Manhattanville College; educator/guest artist at New York University, Beloit College, Broadway Classroom and Educational Resource Systems; writer, adaptation of Aristophanes' "Lysistrata" for Manhattanville College

Publications and presentations

Roberta S. Matthews Center for Teaching, Brooklyn College, City University of New York, 2010 pedagogy seminar: "The Role of Leadership in the Classroom: Creating an Ensemble and a Collaborative Learning Experience," co-author and co-presenter (with Rose Burnett Bonczek, Associate Professor of Theater, Brooklyn College)