David Prittie

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 HoursTent #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.

Davis Weinstock

Davis Weinstock, chairman of Clark & Weinstock, counsels leaders of large, complex organizations on strategies relating to reputational challenges and opportunities. In addition to representing the firm’s current clients, Mr. Weinstock has represented the Federal Trade Commission, Harvard Graduate School of Business, the New York Stock Exchange and the Securities and Exchange Commission. As a writer and producer, Mr. Weinstock’s work has included a large number of films, series and pilots for three national networks and the BBC, three plays presented in New York, the feature film Tomorrow, and articles in numerous national publications. In volunteer activities, he currently serves on the boards of the W.E.B. Du Bois institute at Harvard University, PEN America Center, The Nation Institute, and Protect Our Defenders. Mr. Weinstock was educated at Harvard College and the London School of Economics.

Sigourney Weaver

Award-winning actor Sigourney Weaver has created a host of memorable characters, both dramatic and comic, on stage and in film. Her work in over fifty films includes the Alien movies, Ghostbusters, Gorillas in the Mist, Working Girl, Jeffrey, The Ice Storm (BAFTA), Galaxy Quest, Prayers for Bobby, WALL-E, Finding Dory, Avatar, and many others. On stage, Weaver played Masha in Christopher Durang’s Tony Award-winning play Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike alongside David Hyde Pierce and Kristine Nielsen. Television work includes “The Defenders,” “Political Animals,” “Years of Living Dangerously,” and “Planet Earth.” Ms. Weaver is a graduate of Stanford University and holds an MFA from the Yale School of Drama.

Ms. Weaver was very proud to receive the GLAAD Media Award for her work in Prayers for Bobby as well as the Trevor Life Award in 2011. Weaver has been the Honorary Chair for the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund for the last 30 years. She served on the Board of Human Rights First for 25 years, and she is currently a board member of the New York Botanical Garden. Weaver was proud to receive the National Audubon Society’s Rachel Carson Award in 2009 for her environmental work.  She is also a co-founder of The Flea Theater in Lower Manhattan, which champions young artists and new work.

Jim Simpson

Founder and Artistic Director of the Flea Theater 1996-2015.  A child actor in his native Honolulu, Jim performed in musicals with John Raitt, Theodore Bikel and Jane Powell. Jim also starred in numerous episodes of the original Hawaii 5-0. As a teenager, he worked with Jerzy Grotowski in Wroclaw, Poland and he holds degrees from Keio University in Tokyo, Boston University School for the Arts and the Yale Drama School. Credits include Bad Penny (Obie award), the Kabuki play Benten Kozo (Obie Award) The Guys (National Board of Review excellence) Nixon’s Nixon, Chopin in Space, Christopher Walken’s Elvis play Him, Baal, Life is a Dream, Thirty Six Dramatic Situations, Thomas Bradshaw’s Dawn, Kate Robin’s The Light Outside and a number of plays by A.R. Gurney including Mrs. Farnsworth.