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ABOUT

Hello there,

Thank you for coming to my website. I am an actor, playwright and comedian. I spent a decade living and working in New York City and now I reside in Greenville, SC  

 

I have worked extensively in theatre, film, and television. I have toured my solo shows all over the world, and have performed stand up all over the country. I am always looking for new artists to work with and new ways to collaborate. 

 

Feel free to drop me a line and connect with me on social media.  

 

And thanks again for stopping by.

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SOLO SHOWS

DAVID LEE NELSON, AN AWARD-WINNING MASTER OF THE ONE-MAN SHOW

Post and Courier

Here is some information about my solo plays. I have written three of my own, created with Adam Knight of Slant Theatre Project. The fourth play, Breathe. A True Story, I directed and created with actor and writer Brennen Reeves.

All shows are available for performance. Send me an email for booking enquiries.

My newest piece will premiere in Spring of 2018.

Me, coming out to my father, as a Democrat.

 THE ELEPHANT IN MY CLOSET

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Time Out, NY

HITS PRECISELY THE RIGHT NOTES, AT EXACTLY THE RIGHT TIMES

Washington Post

CRITICS PICK Cincinnati Fringe

BEST SHOW Out of the Loop, Dallas TX

 STATUS UPDATE

A stand up comedian quits drinking after his wife leaves him. The show must go on…

EPICALLY HEART-BREAKING, TREMENDOUSLY ENDEARING, AND PAINFULLY FUNNY

Charleston City Paper

DAVID LEE NELSON'S SOLO SHOW SHOULD COME WITH A GIANT 'LIKE' BUTTON

Theater Jones, Dallas TX

BEST TOURING SHOW

Dallas Theater Critics Forum

 

 SILENCE OF LUCKY

An exploration of one man’s love of things that fail.

IF YOU'RE LUCKY YOU'LL CATCH THIS COMIC

Charleston Post & Courier

 BREATHE. 

Brennen, just wanted to be normal.

The problem: Cystic Fibrosis. The solution: a double lung transplant. Breathe is the true story of one man’s journey to live beyond the odds.

 A TRUE STORY 

INCREDIBLY BOLD AND INSANELY HONEST

Post and Courier

PLAYS

A PLAYWRIGHT OF MASTERFUL VERBAL FACILITY

Charleston City Paper

I think plays are magic.

 

I am the Playwright in Residence at PURE Theatre in Charleston, SC and had the honor to serve as the Visiting Professor of Playwriting at the College of Charleston. 

 

I have written four plays. Two full length and of the ten minute variety.

 

To request a full copy of any of these shows, drop me a line

 

 A SUDDEN 

 SPONTANEOUS EVENT

After suffering a stroke, Carole White’s fate hangs in the balance. A hilarious and heartbreaking look at what happens when the life you thought you were leading is over in an instant. 

3 MEN  |  2 WOMEN

 FOLLY BEACH

A group of friends reunites for a friend’s second wedding. Hilarity ensues. 

6 MEN  |  2 WOMEN

 MARY & JOSEPH

 AT THE HAMPTON INN 

On December 24, a hotel manager is faced with the hardest choice in customer service history. 

3 MEN  |  2 WOMEN

 FREE TO A GOOD HOME 

Before moving into their brand new condo, an elderly couple has to decide what to do with their first piece of furniture.

2 MEN  |  2 WOMEN

ACTING

Behind the Curtain Cincinnati

A TALENTED PERFORMER WITH GREAT COMIC TIMING

I have an MFA from the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and did my undergraduate work at the College of Charleston. 

 

In addition to my work in theatre I have been seen on Turn (AMC), The Inspectors (CBS) and will be in the upcoming season of Daytime Diva (VH1). 

 

I am a proud member of Actors Equity Association

 

Check out my full resume here.

 
STAND UP

WHIP SMART AND SERIOUSLY FUNNY

Charleston City Paper

For ten years I performed stand up in New York City and across the country. Check out this clip of me at Caroline’s in New York:

 
TEACHING

THE WHOLE PURPOSE OF EDUCATION IS TO TURN MIRRORS INTO WINDOWS

Sidney J. Harris

Being an artist is something we are called to do. It is our responsibility not only to keep the flame lit, but to pass it on to the next generation.  

 

I have had the pleasure to lecture and teach workshops at some of the finest schools in the country. I served as Visiting Professor of Playwriting at the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC. 

 

In addition to teaching acting and playwriting, my main specialization in 

Creating Solo Theatre. From two day seminars, weeklong workshops, to full semester courses. I would love to introduce your students to this exciting and increasingly vital art form.

 

Click here to download my full CV. 

 
CONTACT

I write funny things and put them on social media. Please follow, friend, and connect. Hope to see you at a show soon!

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