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 received two Jeff Awards (Original Adaptation and Original Music with co-composer Michael Keefe); The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe: A Love Story (Jeff Nomination-Best Adaptation); and The Castle of Otranto.   Onstage he will be seen this season as H.C. Curry in The Rainmaker and Sandor Turai in Rough Crossing.  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.