David Schaal

David Schaal

Emeritus Professor of Playwriting & Dramatic Literature
BS, Geneva College
MA, Western Reserve University
PhD, University of Illinois

As a member of the University of Iowa faculty, David taught courses in theatre history, theory, play analysis, and directing; supervised 21 doctoral dissertations in theatre and film; and directed plays by Albee, Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, Ben Johnson, Shaw, Sheridan, Moliere, Jarry, Brecht, Durrenmatt, and others. Active in the American Theatre Association, he chaired the Rare Books Project (1962-1969) and was editor of the Theatre Journal (1969-71).

In 1975, he was a guest director at the Istanbul Municipal Theatre, Turkey. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Hawaii, the University of Missouri, and Indiana University.