David Bar Katz

DBK Headshot 2013

DAVID BAR KATZ co-wrote and directed the Broadway production of FREAK, which was nominated for two Tony Awards (including Best Play), and earned Katz an Emmy nomination for the HBO presentation of the play (directed by Spike Lee), and star John Leguizamo an Emmy for Best Actor in a Comedy Special.


Katz co-created and was a head writer for the Emmy-nominated FOX TV series “House of Buggin’,” which was the first all-Latino comedy show in network history.


Other theater projects include: The History of Invulnerability (2011 ACTA/Steinberg New Play Award Citation, CEA “Best Premiere of the Year” and Acclaim Award for “Outstanding Play”, World Premiere at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, 2010; LAByrinth Theater Company, Barn Series, 2006); Oh The Power (LAByrinth Theater Company, Barn Series, 2010, Philip Seymour Hoffman, director); Philip Roth in Khartoum (Developmental Production at the LAByrinth Theater Company, December 2008; Barn Series, 2007); Burning, Burning, Burning, Burning (Red Bull Theater’s Obie Award winning “Revelation Readings” series, 2010; LAByrinth Theater Company, Barn Series, 2008); What A Way To Go (New York Playwrights Lab, 2009); The Atmosphere of Memory (LAByrinth Theater Company, 2011, starring Ellen Burstyn, John Glover and Max Casella) and Ask/Tell (LAByrinth Theater Company, Barn Series, 2010; Terrence McNally Award Finalist, 2013).


Katz is currently collaborating with Will Wright (Sim City/Spore) on a film, set in the world of online gaming; writing a musical theater version of the film, The Hebrew Hammer; writing and co-executive producing the half-hour comedy project “The Sober Coach” from Apostle and CBS Television Studios; and writing the screen adaptation of “The Man in the Rockefeller Suit” for Fox Searchlight with Donald De Line producing and Walter Salles directing.


Katz is a member of New York’s LAByrinth Theater Company and was a member of the only undefeated crew team in Williams College history.