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.
In the musical theatre world, co-wrote the rock n roll musical space fantasy, WILD WOMEN OF PLANET WONGO. Wongo was selected for the YES Festival in Cincinnati and was then presented at the New York Musical Theatre Festival before 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 presented 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 then received its world premiere production at the Alleyway Theatre in Buffalo, New York.
Dave co-wrote the musical THE LEGEND OF JULIE TAYMOR OR THE MUSICAL THAT KILLED EVERYBODY which 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 scheduled for a reading at the York Theatre, New York City in May 2020. Dave was also a finalist in the Ken Davenport Song Writing Competition(see SONGS).
Dave is dramatist guild member.