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David Koteles is a New York City-based playwright. Recent full-length plays include Teach, Teacher, Teachest, written for One Eighth Theater, directed by Daniel Irizarry and produced by INTAR Theatre, Edison’s Elephant directed by David Elliott, and My First Lady directed by Jason Jacobs at the Metropolitan Playhouse. David has written three riffs on Ionesco plays, including: Teach, Teacher, Teachest (The Lesson), After the Chairs (The Chairs), which premiered at the Wild Project in the Fresh Fruit Festival, and the award-winning, GLAAD-nominated Bald Diva! The Ionesco Parody Your Mother Warned You About (The Bald Soprano). David also adapted the book You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up! for its 3-year national tour produced by Orin Wolf and OBB.

A graduate of the Columbia University School of the Arts, David has enjoyed productions, workshops, and readings at EST, MCC, Rattlestick, Alice's Fourth Floor, Primary Stages, Perry Street Theatre, Urban Stages, INTAR, Manhattan Theatre Source, Clemente Soto Velez, Homogenius Festival, Cherry Picking, the Red Room, and Westbank Café.

His newest play, We Are All Greeks Here (inspired by Philoctetes by Sophocles), recently had a Rough Draft Workshop sponsored by the Drama League. He is currently at work on a new collaboration with director Gisela Cardenas.