David Prittie

David Prittie is a founding Board Member and Graphic Design Director for The Flea Theater, and has nearly forty years of experience in both theater and graphic arts. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, he started his first theater company in 1969 and went on to co-found The Kent Acting & Touring Company with James Thornton in 1975. After earning an MFA from the Yale School of Drama in 1981, he co-founded the Kozo Theater in New York City with Jim Simpson and has lived and worked in Manhattan ever since. David has worked professionally as an actor, director, scenic artist, set and lighting designer, photographer, cinematographer and film and sound editor. He apprenticed for eight years as a graphics associate with Burt Kleeger, assisting in the development of poster designs and promotional materials for six Woody Allen films, including Radio Days and Hanna and Her Sisters. Since 1994, he has worked as a graphic artist at various divisions of Young & Rubicam, New York, producing graphic images for corporate clients including Citibank, AT&T, IBM, and Hewlett Packard. In his spare time, David has created the poster designs for nearly every production at The Flea, including Bedfellows, Benten Kozo, Baal, The Guys, Screen Play, Air Rights, and Oh, The Humanity. He has contributed onstage images to several Flea productions, including Billy the Kid, A. R. Gurney’s O Jerusalem, Tent #5, by Henry Chepulis, Roger Rosenblatt’s Ashley Montana Goes Ashore in the Caicos and America LoveSexDeath, featuring Billy The Mime. With his myriad posters, postcards, benefit invitations, event graphics, lobby displays and logo designs, David Prittie has created and maintained The Flea’s graphic identity since its inception in 1996.