Guest Artists


David Vining

Director For Dead Man's Cell Phone

is delighted to return to educational theatre by directing for the Mesa Community College Theatre Department.   His long and distinguished career as an award-winning professional director, actor, dialect coach and theatre educator has taken him to professional and university stages in Mexico, Canada, Romania, Germany,  Great Britain and throughout the USA.  His most recent directing work includes productions of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC (Theatre Works), and MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING and LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST (Southwest Shakespeare Company).  His recent professional acting work includes major roles in A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Southwest Shakespeare Company), NEXT FALL, CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION, SECRET ORDER (all for Actors Theatre), BLACKBIRD (Stray Cat Theatre), FATHER CHRISTMAS AND THE SNOW QUEEN, A BODY OF WATER (Theatre Artists Studio) and FOOLS (Arizona Jewish Theatre Company).  Later this spring he can be seen in productions of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES and OUR TOWN at Phoenix Theatre.  David began teaching in 1972 and has been on the theatre faculties of the University of Iowa, the University of London, and Arizona State University (professor emeritus).  In addition to many teaching, acting and directing honors, he was awarded the first Actors Equity Theatre Service Award in 2004 for his contributions to professional acting in Arizona.  He is grateful to Kara Thomson for this opportunity to work with MCC’s

extraordinary students and faculty.