David Overton

A North Carolina native, David Overton is the founder and Artistic Director of Long Island Classics Stage Company in Centerport, New York where he primarily works with young actors on performing the works of Shakespeare and developing their transferable life skills for stellar social interaction. He has over 25 years experience teaching high school and college-aged students and is currently on faculty at New York City area colleges. Other ventures include downloadable synopses of Shakespeare’s plays in English and Spanish under the brand iHearShakespeare, and the creation of Bard Cards, an authentic Shakespearean quote game. David holds his MFA in Acting, a minor in Spanish from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and his Ph.D. in Theatre from the University of Colorado at Boulder.