DAVID CRABB is a performer, writer, teacher & storyteller in New York City. He is a Moth Story Slam host and three-time Moth Slam winner. His solo show BAD KID was met with critical acclaim (Advocate, Flavorpill, NYTheatre) and named a New York Times Critics' Pick. The show has been performed in NYC since 2011 & completed a sold-out run in Virginia in 2013. Bad Kid will play in Texas and California in 2014. A memoir based on the show will be released this year by Harper Perennial.
David was one of 7 performers chosen by Time Out New York for their 2013 New York Comedy Festival line-up. The Wall Street Journal praised him as a performer capable of guiding a crowd "from belly laughs to pin-drop silence."
David is currently lead instructor in The Moth's High School Slam program. He has coached performers and directed shows at NYC's Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (UCB) & the People's Improv Theatre (The PIT). David has taught storytelling with Kevin Allison's The Story Studio, Manhattan Comedy School, Washington DC's Story League & NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. In 2012, the New York Times showcased one of his classes in their Arts Section. David also serves as a writing mentor for veterans across the country with The Writers Guild Initiative's Wounded Warrior Project.
David is the co-creator/producer of the live storytelling series ASK ME. He has been a member of NYC's Axis Company Theatre since 2003, developing original material in New York, Paris and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. He most recently performed in the company's Drama Desk-nominated "Last Man Club."
Read a write-up on David/Bad Kid from the Austin American Statesman HERE.
Read an interview with David about storytelling from the Washington Post HERE.