Emeritus / In Memoriam
David Prittie is a founding Board Member and the Graphic Design Director for The Flea.
Originally from northeast Ohio, David started his first theater company at the age of 16 and later was co-founder of The Kent Acting & Touring Company with director James Thornton. After earning an MFA from the Yale School of Drama, he co-founded the Kozo Theater in New York with Jim Simpson and co-produced several original plays, including The 36 Dramatic Situations and Kozo’s critically-acclaimed adaptation of Bertolt Brecht’s Baal.
David has worked professionally as an actor, director, scenic artist, set and lighting designer, photographer, cinematographer and film and sound editor. As a graphic artist, he apprenticed for eight years with Burt Kleeger, Inc., assisting in the development of poster designs and promotional materials for six Woody Allen films, including Radio Days, Hanna and Her Sisters and The Purple Rose of Cairo. Since 1994, he has worked as a digital imaging artist at various divisions of Young & Rubicam, New York, producing high-end images for national and worldwide ad campaigns for clients including Citibank, AT&T, IBM, Land Rover and Microsoft.
David has created the poster designs for nearly every production at The Flea, including Bedfellows, Benten Kozo, Baal, The Guys, Screen Play, Air Rights, Oh The Humanity, Kaspar Hauser, Lower Ninth, Heresy and The Nomad. He has contributed onstage images to several Flea productions, including Billy the Kid, A. R. Gurney’s O Jerusalem and Office Hours, 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 created and has maintained The Flea’s graphic identity since its inception in 1996.