In his pre-theatre days, Dave worked as a producer, writer, musician and engineer with such talent as the Beastie Boys, Paul Simon, Mick Jagger, and Run DMC. Along with Public Enemy and Branford Marsalis, Dave worked on the soundtrack of Spike Lee's film HE GOT GAME. Dave’s compositions were in the films Joe Eszterhas’s BURN HOLLYWOOD, BURN and Boaz Yakin’s FRESH as well as LAW AND ORDER:SUV on television.
In the musical theatre world, co-wrote the rock n roll musical space fantasy, WILD WOMEN OF PLANET WONGO. Wongo was a Richard Rodgers Award Finalist, was selected for the YES Festival in Cincinnati, was part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival, and had its world premiere production at the Red Barn Theatre in Key West, Florida. In 2015, Dave and his co-writers created a new immersive version of Wild Women Of Planet Wongo. A new production began in Bushwick Brooklyn, later running for 10 months in Manhattan at the Parkside Lounge. In 2018 a new production began at the Chopin Theatre in Chicago.
Dave co-wrote the rock n roll musical women-in-prison send-up, HELL HOLE HONEYS. Honeys was selected for presentation at the Eugene O’Neill Music Theater Conference, was awarded the TRU New Voices Award in New York City where it was presented at the Players Theatre in New York and received its world premiere production at the Alleyway Theatre in Buffalo, New York.
His musical THE LEGEND OF JULIE TAYMOR OR THE MUSICAL THAT KILLED EVERYBODY, co-written with Travis Ferguson, was performed at the Fringe Festival in New York City. Dave also co-wrote the rock-opera MATA HARI, presented at a workshop at the University of Western Michigan and again in New York City. Dave was also a finalist in the Ken Davenport Song Writing Competition(see SONGS).
Dave is dramatist guild member.