DAVID RICE (Co-Founder and Executive Director of First Folio Theatre) has produced over 70 productions with First Folio which have earned 40 Jeff Nominations and 7 Jeff Awards. He is also a playwright, whose works include Shrew’d!, Captain Blood; Cymbeline: A Musical Folk Tale (Jeff Awards – Original Adaptation and Original Music); The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe: A Love Story (Jeff Nomination – Original Adaptation); and The Castle of Otranto. He is currently working a number of projects for future seasons.
Onstage at First Folio, he has been seen as Sandor Turai in Rough Crossing, H.C. Curry in The Rainmaker, and Knuckles McCann in Jeeves Takes a Bow, amongst others. He has worked at numerous Chicago theaters in the last 35 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 both the Dramatists Guild and Actors Equity Association.