David Wassilak

David Wassilak is a St. Louis based actor, director and producer. He previously served as Associate Artistic Director as well as a co-founder of St. Louis Actors’ Studio, was a co-founder and producer for The Midnight Company, and was an Associate Artistic Director for Orthwein Theatre Company. He has performed with St. Louis Actors’ Studio, Metro Theater Company, New Jewish Theatre, Max & Louie Productions, Stray Dog Theatre, West End Players, The Orange Girls, Muddy Waters Theatre, St. Louis Shakespeare, Magic Smoking Monkey Theatre, The Midnight Company, The New Theatre, Orthwein Theatre Company, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, and Theatre Project Company, among others. He has acted in the independent films Grandmothers Murder Club (2017), Coyote (2014), and Defiance (2002), as well as featured-extra roles in larger productions. In addition to many short films, he has also appeared on-camera, and in voice-over roles for commercials, educational and industrial films. David was honored with a St. Louis Theater Circle Award in 2013 for portraying Roy Cohn in both parts of Angels in America at Stray Dog Theatre. He was chosen Best Actor in the 2006 St. Louis 48 Hour Film Project, Riverfront Times Best Actor in 1999, earned numerous Judy Awards over the years from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and was nominated for two Kevin Kline Awards in 2007. He has directed at St. Louis Actors’ Studio, St. Louis Community College at Meramec, The Midnight Company and Orthwein Theatre Company. David has a BA in Speech Communications/Theatre Emphasis from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and has worked in almost every area of the theater.