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David Fertik

Escaping the Vortex

It was definitely a crazy winter break here in Philadephia. I'm sure as most north-easterners know there was the "polar vortex." I don't know about you, but back in my day, we just called it a cold front. 

Jan 29, 2014 | Comments (0)
David Fertik

A refreshing break before the craze of finals

Thanksgivvukkah is sadly over. For the first time in hundreds of years, and for the last time in hundreds of years, this unique holiday provided a much needed refreshing break from the end-of-the-semester push that had tired everyone out.

Dec 3, 2013 | Comments (0)
David Fertik

Sunny Side Up


Hello Everyone!

Nov 8, 2013 | Comments (0)
David Fertik

We are done with Chicago...but hey, look! It's Bernada Alba!

Well, Chicago is done with. It was an amazing show, and if you got to see it, then congrats! If not, sorry, you missed out. Chicago was an experience I will never forget. To start off with, I was able to work in the Merriam Theatre, which is a professional theatre. Secondly, not only did I work with IATSE crews, which is the professional union for theatrical stage employees, but I got to work with materials that I have never worked with before. Getting to work with scaffolding and trusses was an incredible experience.

Mar 29, 2012 | Comments (0)
David Fertik

Chicago at the Merriam Theatre 3/22-3/25

The big show has arrived everyone. Today was the first day of the load in for the Ira Brind School of Theatre Arts' production of Chicago. Chicago, for those of you who don't know, is a musical written by Kander, Ebb, and Fosse. It is the longest running american show on broadway, and it is currently still running. The show is going to be in the Merriam Theatre next weekend starting with an open dress on wednesday and opening night being friday. Thursday is a preview performance. I would absolutely reccommend to come see Chicago if you can.

Mar 14, 2012 | 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.