David Charles Goyette is an award winning director and arts administrator.  He has worked with American Theatre Company, Arena Stage, The Shakespeare Theatre, Perseverance Theatre, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, The Source Theatre Company, African Continuum Theatre Company, Fredericksburg Theatre Company, Tsunami Theatre Company, Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage and Walt Disney Pictures.  He has directed plays by Bertolt Brecht, Henrik Ibsen, William Shakespeare, August Strindberg, Pierre Carlet de Chamblain de Marivaux, David Henry Hwang, Tewfik El Hakim and Chiori Miyagawa among others. In addition to directing and writing for theatres around the country, he was the Associate Producer & Director of the Fresh Flavas New Works program for African Continuum Theatre Company in Washington, DC.  He directed African Continuum’s A Lesson Before Dying and The Story to critical acclaim. He was later invited to join Perseverance Theatre, in Juneau, Alaska as the Director of Education.  During his tenure, he oversaw all education initiatives at Perseverance Theatre, including the supervision of the joint professional theatre training program with the University of Alaska Southeast.  His debut production at Perseverance Theatre, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, played to sold out crowds and was critically lauded, both in Juneau and Anchorage.  David Charles has received the League of Washington Theatre's Offstage Honors Award, the A.C.T. Centerstage Award for Best Director and Best Production, the Robert Huckestein Jr. Memorial Award, the Michael Reimer Memorial Award and was named an Alaska Humanities Scholar by the Alaska Humanities Forum.    David Charles graduated with an MFA in Directing from the University of Texas at Austin and a BFA in Drama from Carnegie Mellon University.  He is currently an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Truman State University.
Last spring David Charles directed the musical Spring Awakening for the Truman Theatre Department.  This past summer he directed The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later for American Theatre Company in Chicago (a play which was studied in his Theatre History and Literature IV course).  He is also working with composer Mike O'Mara on a new musical tentatively titled Intended about a couple trying to have a child through surrogacy.  
At the urging of his nephew, David Charles has also begun to build a Dragonvale park on his iPhone.  This has taken much of his time.
David Charles Goyette
Director, Playwright & Teacher
From left to right: G. Alvarez Reid, JoAnn M. Williams, Keith N. Johnson, Jefferson A. Russell In Lesson Before Dying.