David O’Brien is a West Haven native and proud alumnus of West Haven High School (class of 2018) and Hofstra University) is making a name as a serious producer. The city native is currently a Master of Fine Arts student at Columbia University studying Theatre Management & Producing, and getting his bona fides with Dracula, A Comedy of Terrors at New World Stages, an off-Broadway theatre in the Hell’s Kitchen section of New York City.
His credits include Heard You, Were Leaving, The Bridge, The Arrangement (Columbia University School of the Arts); 18 (Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival at The Vineyard’s Dimson Theatre); workshops; and a virtual benefit concert for WHEAT.
O’Brien is the Associate Artistic Director of the Savin Rock Theatre company and has interned with The Nederlander Organization, aninternational theater owner, presenter, and producer of theatrical and concert events.
DRACULA, A Comedy of Terrors is billed as a “Bram-new comedy that New Yorkers can really sink their teeth into. Filled with clever wordplay and anything-goes pop culture references, it’s a 90-minute, gender-bending, quick-changing, laugh-out-loud reimagining of the gothic classic, perfect for audiences of all blood types.”
It runs through Jan. 7, at New World Stages.
The production stars James Daley, Jordan Boatman, Arnie Burton, Ellen Harvey, and Andrew Keenan-Bolger. It is co-authored by Steve Rosen and Gordon Greenberg, who also serves as the production’s director. The lead producer is Drew & Dane Productions (Drew Desky and Dane Levens) and the executive producer is Dori Berinstein.