David has worked across Australia with leading theatre, dance and opera companies.
His designs have been produced by Sydney Theatre Company, Sydney Dance Company, Opera Australia, Sydney Chamber Opera, Pinchgut Opera, Melbourne Theatre Company, Queensland Theatre, Griffin Theatre, Belvoir St Theatre, Malthouse Theatre, Darlinghurst Theatre, The New Theatre, Milkcrate Theatre, Black Swan State Theatre Company, Dark MOFO and Brisbane Festival, among others. He was co-resident designer for Sydney Theatre Company through 2012-2013, was the recipient of the 2016 Kristian Fredrikson Scholarship, as well as teaches as an associate lecturer for the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA). He has also recently received the 2020 Thelma Afford Award for Costume Design in Stage and Screen.
David’s extensive work in theatre includes Cat On a Hot Tin Roof, The Harp in the South, The Deep Blue Sea, Saint Joan, Top Girls, Chimerica, Speed The Plow, The Golden Age, Children of The Sun, Travelling North, Romeo and Juliet, Australian Graffiti, Machinal and many more for Sydney Theatre Company including Playing Beatie Bow, the first production in the recently renovated Wharf Theatres; Love and Information, Calpurnia Descending for Malthouse Theatre; Myth for Melbourne Theatre Company (Neon); A Room Of One’s Own, Hedda Gabler, Woyzeck for Belvoir St Theatre; The Brothers Size, Between Two Waves, The Sea Project for Griffin Theatre; Scenes from a Marriage and Hedda for Queensland Theatre.
His opera credits include Aida for Opera Australia (Opera on the Beach – with Bleached Festival); The Rape of Lucretia for Sydney Chamber Opera, which was also performed as part of Dark MOFO in Tasmania; Griselda and L’Amant Jaloux for Pinchgut Opera.
David’s work in dance includes multiple productions for Sydney Dance Company choreographed by Rafael Bonachela including Impermanence (featuring the Australian String Quartet), Ocho and Ab[intra] – the latter of which having toured Europe in June 2019, including performing in the Kupio Dance Festival in Finland, the Lodz Dance Biennale in Poland, and the Grec Festival de Barcelona in Spain. Other credits include the company's New Breed season of Pictures of a One Night Stand as well as Safety in Numbers for FORM Dance Projects.
His credits in music theatre include Boundary St (as associate designer) for Black Swan and Brisbane Festival; Der Gelbe Stern at the New York Musical Theatre Festival; Kiss of The Spiderwoman , No Way to Treat a Lady for Darlinghurst Theatre; and Fangirls for Belvoir St Theatre, which continued a national tour in 2021.