David Andrew Laws is a Nashville-born, Kentucky-raised, Carnegie Mellon-trained, Bulgaria-traveled, New York-living actor, director, writer, podcast host 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 2012. 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 as a well-rounded artist.
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 20 of his 37 works. Next up: Hamlet.
Today, David lives in Washington Heights with his fiancée, and works in-tandem with several arts organizations, including Developing Artists, The Shakespeare Forum, and many others. He has a very successful podcast, Dress for the Podcast You Want, which airs new episodes every Wednesday. He is also currently performing as Macbeth in the Off-Broadway hit Drunk Shakespeare.