BA, University of Delaware; MFA, Florida State University
David Munnell is Director of Theatre Arts and Senior Lecturer at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Delaware and an M.F.A. in Directing from Florida State University. Professor Munnell has worked consistently in professional theatre for over 30 years as an actor, director, playwright and Artistic Director. He also has nearly 25 years of teaching experience having taught at CUNY Brooklyn, SUNY Fredonia, The University of Minnesota-Guthrie Theatre BFA Program, SUNY Geneseo, and now RIT. Professor Munnell’s creative scholarship interests lie in the theory and practice of acting, and in dramatic theory as applied to acting, directing and writing. On campus, Professor Munnell has directed several productions including presentations for the 2012 Strindberg Symposium and the 2013 “From Russia With Love” Symposium. Professor Munnell recently served on President Destler’s Performing Arts Task Force and remains actively involved in the continued development of the CLA’s Theatre program and curriculum. He is currently writing a book on acting and the final draft of his fourth screenplay.
Selected Courses Offered
Introduction to Theatre
Dramatic Theory and Text Analysis
Theory and History of Acting
History and Theory of Comedy
November 19, 2019
RIT welcomes creative students with performing arts scholarships
In an effort to help RIT develop the leading performing arts program in the nation for non-majors, nearly 150 first-year students interested in performing arts this year received partial scholarships.
September 18, 2018
RIT announces 2018-2019 theatrical seasonFour performances presenting an array of cultural, political and social issues are part of a new collaborative season by RIT’s College of Liberal Arts Theater Arts Program and RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf performing arts program.