Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
Wes Anderson to Sarah Badel
David H Ayers Biography (1924-)
Addresses: Office: c/o Department of Theatre, Ohio State University, 1089 Drake Union, 1849 Cannon Drive, Columbus, OH, 43210.
SIDELIGHTS: Chairman of OSU committee that secured the honorary doctorate for Robert E. Lee (playwright), 1979; chairman, OSU committee that successfully raised the money for the establishment of the Roy Bowen Scholarship Fund in the OSU Department of Theatre, 1978; chairman, Undergraduate Committee,OSU Department of Theatre, 1978-81; member, OSU College of the Arts Curriculum Committee, 1983; member, OSU Theatre Department Executive Advisory Committee, 1983.
- actor, director, administrator
Principal Stage Apperances
- Has created leading roles in three new plays by Lawrence and Lee including Henry David Thoreau in The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail. Has acted innumerous training films and radio and television commercials, and in two feature films.
- Co-director with Paul Baker for the Dallas Theatre Center production of The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail in 1971. Director of plays and co-director of musicals for OSU Department of Theatre since 1962. Served as free-lance director for Columbus Players Theatre, the Gallery Players of the ColumbusJewish Center, and Nationwide Insurance Players.
- Teaching--instructor, Theatre, Ohio State University, 1963-69; assistantprofessor, Theatre, Ohio State University, 1969-75: associate professor, Theatre, Ohio State University, 1975-.
- Executive Director, American Playwrights Theatre, 1963-80; manager, Television Programing and Production, OSU, 1958-63; production manager, WOSU Television, OSU, 1956-58; production supervisor, WOSU-AM/FM, 1955-56; producer-director, WOSU AM/FM, 1951-55.
- "Toward a New Broadway," 1964; "American Playwrights Theatre--A ProgressReport;" "Introduction," Modern International Drama.