David W. Booth - NIU - School of Theatre and Dance

David W. Booth

David W. BoothDirector of Marketing

Education: M.S., Northern Illinois University
Office: Marketing and Box Offices
Phone: 815-753-1337
E-mail: dbooth1@niu.edu

David W. Booth (Marketing Director) is on the faculty of the NIU School of Theatre and Dance. He teaches house management and publicity and has been the school's marketing director since 1997. He has a diverse background in journalism, mechanics, organizational development and consultancy, corporate training and law enforcement. He has held positions with the Naperville Police Department as crime scene technician and forensics imaging specialist, with a leading Midwest electronics firm as a customer service manager and with Northern Illinois University Motorcycle Safety Project as a nationally certified trainer.

He is an active participant in and proponent of the development and continuing growth of community theatres and the School of Theatre and Dance representative member of the American Association of Community Theaters. He has been associated with Vince Carney Community Theatre in Rochelle, Illinois, and with DeKalb's Stage Coach Players community theatre organization since 1989, where he has served at various times as vice president and board member and as director, actor, set designer and builder, publicist, event planner, house manager and fundraiser.

He has appeared in, or directed, numerous community theatre productions over twenty-three years, sometimes directing one production and appearing in two more in a single summer season. Most recently, he directed last season's Play it Again Sam, and November and Seeking Flight the year before. He has produced and directed staged readings for new plays and conducted beginning and advanced workshops for aspiring actors. He occasionally dabbles professionally in local movie projects and has appeared in the HBO movie, Normal and the indie film, Dust.