David Storck

David Storck

David Storck

  • B.A., international relations, Lehigh University, 1986
  • M.F.A., directing, Brooklyn College, 2008
First year at SCAD:

"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."


Gotham City Improv executive and artistic director

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


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

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)

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

Courses Taught

  • MPRA 103 Introduction to Performance
  • MPRA 160 Fundamentals of Character and Stagecraft
  • MPRA 261 Improvisation
  • MPRA 366 Advanced Character Development
  • MPRA 410 Issues of Contemporary Acting Genres
  • MPRA 465 Advanced Improvisation
  • MPRA 765 Improvisation Techniques