David Mitchell Robinson is likely a playwright because growing up in the frosty Twin Cities suburbs requires one to develop a surplus of indoor, isolation-intensive hobbies. So far, his goal to write a play about every place he’s ever lived has resulted in Carapace (Minneapolis), Olympic Village (Atlanta), The Imaginary Music Critic Who Doesn’t Exist (Chicago), and Terminals (airplanes).
These and other plays have been produced, developed, or commissioned by the Alliance Theatre, Steppenwolf, the Atlantic Theater Company, Arena Stage, Center Theatre Group, the O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, Primary Stages, the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Actor’s Express, Forum Theatre, Theater J, B Street Theatre, the Inkwell, Rep Stage, Ohio University, Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre, Rorschach Theatre, the Source Festival, and more. Carapace is available through Samuel French.
David has been the winner of the Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Competition and the Scott McPherson Playwriting Award as well a nominee for the PoNY Fellowship, the Lanford Wilson Award, the Terrence McNally Award, and a Suzi Bass Award. He has also been a finalist for such programs as the Jerome Fellowship, the Clubbed Thumb Biennial Commission, NNPN's Smith Prize Commission, InterAct Theatre's 20/20 Commission, the Lark's Playwrights' Week, the NNPN Showcase of New Plays, and the Source Festival's Full Length Plays.
He holds an MFA in Playwriting from Ohio University and a BA in Literature/Theater from the New College of Florida. He currently lives in DC, where he is working on his plays about Baltimore and Iowa City.