About David

David Burgess is an accomplished Philadelphia performance artist and technician. He is versed in all parts of theater, events and music, both artistically and technically. He has a BS in computer science with a minor in music from West Chester University of Pennsylvania and worked as a computer help desk technician and audio visual technician at the Philadelphia Museum of Art from 2004-2013. From 2004-2016, he performed, in drag, as his character Amanda Playwythe with the Philadelphia based performance group, The Dumpsta Players. In 2013 he began studying sketch comedy and improv at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Training Center in NYC, completing the basic curriculum in 2015. In 2016 he completed the improv curriculum at Philly Improv Theater on full scholarship. He has just completed the undergrad Acting Concentration at Temple University in the hopes of attending grad school in the near future. He specializes in accents, dialects, impersonations and comedic characters. Recently he’s played C. S. Lewis in “Freud’s Last Session” and Arthur Conan Doyle in “Red Letter Locker”.