David Carl's

Celebrity One-Man Hamlet

July 12 - 17, 2016

Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare

co-created + directed by Michole Biancosino
co-created, written + as performed by David Carl

About David Carl

David Carl is an actor and Peoples Improv Theater-trained improviser, where he co-produces Act One. Additionally he writes and performs in Road to the White House, where he plays all of the candidates in the presidential debates before they happen. He and Katie Hartman created a show called David and Katie Get Re-Married that had a month-long run at The PIT in April 2015. 

David created several one-man shows at SOLOCOM (curated by Peter Michael Marino including: Road to the White House and 100 Impressions in 30 Minutes with David Carl. David Carl's Celebrity One-Man Hamlet was chosen for an extended run at FringeNYC 2014 after receiving an award for "Overall Excellence in Solo Performance". Since then he has taken this piece that he created with his director Michole Biancosino to Edinburgh Fringe 2015 at Underbelly's Cowgate with producers Peter Michael Marino and Richard Jordan Productions. The PIT gave a very generous donation to this endeavor. They have also gone to Florida, Colorado and this summer will be a part of Shakespeare 400 Chicago at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. 

You also may have seen him in Point Break Live! (again as Busey), The Awesome 80s Prom, on Guiding Light, All My Children, doing plays with Project Y Theatre or heard his voice on the radio, TV or the internet. He has done dozens of voice-overs from depressed refrigerators to talking Chicken McNuggets. David likes to play music, do impressions and play characters in his stand-up and has performed them in almost every basement in the five boroughs where people pay for drinks. In 2009 he won a contest at Stand-Up NY called "Music is a Joke" as his alter-ego Frank Pfefferkorn. 

He has been coaching indie improv teams, 10 K teams, and house teams since 2012.

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