November 10, 1965 |
Warwick, Rhode Island, U.S.
|Occupation||Television director, television producer|
He was director at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago from 1988 until 2005. Recent work as a director includes HBO's Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones, Big Love, Hung, and True Blood. He worked as an executive producer on the ABC series Eli Stone and the Lifetime series Drop Dead Diva.
He was the recipient of a TCG/NEA Director Fellowship and has served as associate artistic director for the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and the Chelsea Theatre Centre in New York City, and on the NEA Theatre Panel.
He has taught for University of North Carolina School of the Arts, the O'Neill Center and Northwestern University and has developed new work for New York Stage and Film and the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.
In 1996, Petrarca was chosen by the Chicago Tribune as a "Chicagoan of the Year".
In 2006, he completed filming Save the Last Dance 2 for Paramount Pictures. As of mid-2009, he was working on the screenplay of Wendy MacLeod's Schoolgirl Figure, and a film adaptation of David Lindsay-Abaire's Fuddy Meers to be shot in the summer of 2012.
As film director
- Save the Last Dance 2 (2006)
As television executive producer
As television director
As theatre director
† indicates a premiere.
- David Petrarca Biography (1962-), Film Reference
- HBO. "Hung episode "The Pickle Jar" synopsis". Retrieved July 13, 2010.
- HBO. "Hung episode "Tucson Is the Gateway to Dick or This Is Not Sexy" synopsis". Retrieved July 13, 2010.
- David Petrarca at the Internet Movie Database
- David Petrarca at the Internet Broadway Database
- David Petrarca at the Internet Theatre Database