Playwrights debut. Dave is a poet and playwright from West Philly and is the Tow Playwright-in-Residence at Roundabout Theatre Company. His play Exception to the Rule will have its world premiere at Roundabout Underground in spring 2020. Honors include the 2019 Ollie Award, The Lorraine Hansberry Award, Mark Twain Award from The Kennedy Center, the 2018 Venturous Fellowship from The Lark, and a Cave Canem poetry fellowship amongst others. His adapted film Summertime will have its premiere at Sundance in 2020. His first full-length collection of poetry, Patricide, was published in May 2019 from Button Poetry.