David Andrew Laws is a Nashville-born, Kentucky-raised, Carnegie Mellon-trained, Bulgaria-traveled, New York-living actor, director, writer, and teaching artist. Bitten by the art bug early, he made his stage debut at age ten in The Hardin County Playhouse's To Kill A Mockingbird, and has explored every medium available to him since.
David moved to New York City immediately after graduating from Carnegie Mellon University. In NYC, David dove into a multitude of projects, from Oliver Twist at Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to the music video for Sam Smith's Like I Can. Working in such established venues as Princeton's McCarter Theatre and the historic Hotel Chelsea, David quickly solidified his career path.
In 2013, David co-founded Hamlet Isn't Dead, a company dedicated to producing the entirety of Shakespeare's canon in chronological order. Their work often incorporates live music, a complete demolition of the "fourth wall", and is excessively joyful and accessible. To date, they have mounted 16 of his 37 works.