David Hammond is a former resident director for the American Conservatory Theatre and the Yale RepertoryTheatre and was Artistic Director of PlayMakers Repertory Company for fourteen seasons. He has directed productions for Roundabout Theatre Company, the San Francisco Opera, the Aspen Music Festival, the Carmel Bach Festival, and numerous Shakespeare festivals. He has coached Shakespeare texts or conducted workshops for the Actors Theatre of Louisville, the American Shakespeare Festival, the Denver Center Theatre Company, and the Atlantic Theatre Company. He has also traveled extensively as a cultural specialist for the United States Information Service, directing and teaching in Mexico, Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay.
Hammond has taught on the faculties of the Juilliard School, the Yale School of Drama, the American Conservatory Theatre Advanced Training Program, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He currently teaches at the New York University Graduate Acting Program and the American Repertory Theatre/Moscow Art Theatre School Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard. He joined the faculty of Guilford College in 2007 as Professor of Theatre Studies and is the college’s Arts Division Chair.
Hammond directed the American premiere of Simon Bent’s adaptation of John Irving’s A Prayer for Owen Meany, featuring Tandy Cronyn.