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David Fertik

Nearing the End

So, as we get closer and closer to the end of the semester, I'm beginning to understand why everyone who went to college before me hates finals. Don't get me wrong, its honestly not that bad. I only have one true "final exam" and the rest are final papers or final projects, and I would much rather turn in a final paper or a final project then take an exam. In playwriting, our final is to finish the short play that we have been working on. My short play is entitled "Lovejunk" and its a satire of Action movies.

Dec 7, 2011 | Comments (0)
David Fertik

Bring on the cold

Haloween is done, thanksgivig break is right around the corner, but everyone is ready for christmas. The holiday spirit at this school is incredible. Everyone has a positive outlook on the holiday season, and no matter what happens, you always end up being happy. I actually just the other night, was carving pumpkins, during the thanksgiving season, whilst listening to christmas music. It was a weird combination of the holidays, but it made it that much more enjoyable.

Nov 11, 2011 | Comments (0)
David Fertik

A Philly Primer

Hey There Folks! In this blog, I want to primarily focus on the city of Philadelphia. Having now lived in Philadelphia for approx 2 and a half months, Im just starting to figure out what the city has to offer. It's incredible how much this city has to offer to young artists. Its almost impossible to list all of the great things, but I am going to try and hit the highlights.

Nov 3, 2011 | Comments (0)
David Fertik

Gearing Up!

Things have gotten a lot busier since you last tuned in. Mid-terms, Freshman Projects, and even assignments to work on projects being created by upperclassmen.

Lets start out with midterms. The midterms so far have been extremely reasonable. Not impossible, but definitely not a breeze. They really and truly test your knowledge, and if you did your work during the class, and took great notes, you will be fine.

Oct 19, 2011 | Comments (0)
David Fertik

An Introduction

Wow. College. It's finally here. The thing that I have been waiting for 12 years of school. And, alas, I have ended up here, at the University of the Arts. Well, let me start by introducing myself. My name is David Fertik. I am a freshman in the Directing, Playwriting, and Production program, in the Ira Brind School of Theatre Arts. I am from East Brunswick, NJ, and my dream is to one day own a professional theatre company that also works and produces events/exhibits/concerts in every other art form.

Oct 5, 2011 | Comments (0)
David Fertik
Directing, Playwriting & Production '15
East Brunswick, NJ

David Fertik is a theatrical director, producer, administrator, and designer (specializing in Scenic and Puppetry Design). He currently serves as the Founding Artistic Director of Stage Left Theatre Company and the Co-Producing Artistic Director of Revolution Arts Workshop. Regional Credits include: Delware Theatre Company, Barrington Stage Company, International Opera Theatre, Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, Marian Anderson Award, French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts, and Playhouse 22. David's senior thesis project entitled "The Circus Freak" featured various different types of puppetry. David is a proud member of the two largest organizations for puppeteers, UNIMA-USA and Puppeteers of America.