David McGraw

David McGraw

Lecturer
Head of Stage Management
Head of Performing Arts Entrepreneurship Program
stage management, arts management
BA, Holy Cross College
MA, Goucher College
MFA, University of Iowa
member, Actors’ Equity Association
Office: 
202 TB

Phone: 
319.335.3906


David is a lecturer in stage management and arts management for the Division of Performing Arts, Interdepartmental Studies, and the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center. From 2003 to 2011, David served as the Production Stage Manager for both the Theatre Arts Department and the Iowa Summer Rep. A proud member of Actors' Equity Association, David has also stage managed for the Arizona Repertory Theatre, Capital Repertory Theatre, Geva Theatre Center, Oldcastle Theatre, Perishable Theatre, StageWorks on the Hudson, Vilar Center for the Arts, White River Theatre Festival, and the Yale Repertory Theatre.

He is a member of USITT, the Association of Arts Administration Educators, and has served as the Second Vice Chair of the Stage Managers Association. During Thanksgiving Break 2012, David taught a master class on stage management at the Taipei National University of the Arts.  He has recently been featured in "Open for Business" in the January 2013 issue of American Theatre Magazine, wrote "The Data Crunchers of Theatre" for Stage Directions Magazine, and was interviewed by the University/Resident Theatre Association about the role that graduate school plays in the careers of stage managers.  David owns SM-Sim LLC, which produces the Stage Manager Simulator and the training film, STANDBY CUE 101.

Go to information about the MFA Stage Management Program.