David Burton is a poet and playwright based in Queensland.
In 2010, Furious Angels, a script which he wrote and co-produced, will premiere as part of the Metro Arts’ Independents season in Brisbane. He is being mentored by national playwright Michael Gurr through the JUMP national mentoring program. Also in 2010 David wrote Captain Pathos and his Army of Imaginary Friends to headline the University of Southern Queensland’s Children’s Theatre Festival for the second year running, after Spirits in Bare Feet received national acclaim last year.
In 2009, David’s play Lazarus Won’t Get Out of Bed was produced with AS Theatre and Metro Arts after receiving acclaim and development from Queensland Theatre Company and Australian Theatre for Young People. How to Be Happy, David’s one-man show in which he performs, is currently in development. David lectures at the University of Southern Queensland and is the Director of the Empire Youth Theatre.
He is currently studying a Masters in Creative Writing. He has written a novel (The Liberation of Adam and the Ensuing Death of God) and a collection of poetry (endure, then stand up). His work has been showcased in Adelaide, Canberra, Cairns and Germany.