2013 Honors Convocation Keynote Speaker
David J. Kaye
Associate Professor and Chair, Theatre and Dance
David Kaye, who has been at UNH since 1996, is a gifted teacher and theatre artist who is known for his inspiring manner in getting students to achieve their potential. Kaye has developed an international reputation as a talented theatre artist. He directs an average of four performances per year. He also writes, acts, designs scenes and lighting, and presents papers and workshops (several per year). The plays he directs range from Greek tragedies and comedies to Shakespeare to more contemporary works such as “Steel Magnolias” and even musicals. His work, from directing to writing, is characterized by energy, creativity, and relevance and almost always it is directed at important social issues. He is currently chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance. He has worked assiduously with a generous donor to create “Cultural Stages: The Woodward Drama and Dance Initiative,” which includes both an international playwright in residence program and a separate international playwriting competition and prize.