David Petrarca

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David Petrarca
Born (1965-11-10) November 10, 1965 (age 58)
Occupation(s)Television director, Television producer, Theatre director, Film director, Producer, Writer
Years active1985–present

David Petrarca (born November 10, 1965)[1] is an American director and producer of theatre, television and film.

He was a director at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago from 1988 until 2005. His work as a director includes HBO's Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones, Big Love, Hung, and True Blood as well as Marco Polo, Jessica Jones and numerous other projects for Netflix. Other recent projects include The Alienist and Warrior. He worked as an executive producer on Those Who Kill, ABC series Eli Stone and 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 at the 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-2017, he was working on the screenplay of Wendy MacLeod's Schoolgirl Figure, a film adaptation of David Lindsay-Abaire's Fuddy Meers, as well as a film about the legendary mime, Marcel Marceau.

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  1. ^ David Petrarca Biography (1962-), Film Reference
  2. ^ HBO. "Hung episode "The Pickle Jar" synopsis". Archived from the original on May 17, 2014. Retrieved July 13, 2010.
  3. ^ HBO. "Hung episode "Tucson Is the Gateway to Dick or This Is Not Sexy" synopsis". Archived from the original on May 17, 2014. Retrieved July 13, 2010.

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