David Rice |Executive Director
David Rice is cofounder (along with his lovely wife Alison C. Vesely) of First Folio Theatre, where he has produced over 40 productions which have garnered two dozen Jeff Award nominations. He is also a playwright whose works for First Folio include the recent musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s Cymbeline, for which he also composed the lyrics and co-wrote the music with Michael Keefe; The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe: A Love Story (Jeff Nomination-Best Adaptation); and The Castle of Otranto. He also adapted Dean Monti’s Why Dogs Don’t Talk for the City Lit Theater’s first Art of Adaptation festival. Onstage he was seen earlier this year as Knuckles McCann in Jeeves Takes a Bow and as H.C. Curry in The Rainmaker. He has worked at numerous other Chicago theaters in the last 30 years, including the Paramount, Marriott’s Lincolnshire, Briar Street, and Candlelight. Trivia lovers may be interested to know that David was a four-time winner on Jeopardy! David is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Assn. and the Dramatists Guild.