DAVID WEST READ is a New York-based playwright and screenwriter. He currently writes for the CBC comedy series Schitt’s Creek, starring Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara. His plays include: The Performers (Longacre Theatre on Broadway; Broadway.com Audience Choice nominee for Best New Play), The Dream of the Burning Boy (O’Neill Theater Conference, Roundabout Underground; Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Award nomination for New American Play, Drama League Award nomination for Distinguished Production of a Play), The Great Pretender (Old Globe New Voices Festival, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley; Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award for Best Original Script, Theatre Bay Area Award nomination for Outstanding World Premiere Play), Afterlove (Chautauqua Theater Company New Play Workshop, upcoming), Happy Face (Pacific Playwrights Festival) and The Dark Pines (Cape Cod Theatre Project). David is a graduate of the Lila Acheson Wallace Playwrights Program at The Juilliard School and the MFA program at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he has also taught in the Department of Dramatic Writing. He is a native of Toronto, Canada.