David A. Natale
David A. Natale has written since he was a kid in Cleveland. His Dad was a fifty year veteran of the newspaper business and his mom became a lawyer after working for UPI. His first plays were produced at the Cleveland Playhouse Youtheatre and Dobama Theatre's Marilyn Bianchi Kids' Playwriting Festival. They were received with great acclaim by his Mother. He won the short story award in 8th grade at Hawken School and also wrote for the Cleveland Heights High newspaper, the Black and Gold.
David received his baccalaureate in Theatre Studies from Yale (88) and an MFA in acting from the University of San Diego and the Old Globe Theatre (95). He then spent eight years in New York before moving back west.
Most of Natale's career has been as a performer and playwright. His one man show, "The Westerbork Serenade," tells the true story of German Jewish actors in a Nazi transit camp in Holland. It won a Seattle Times "Footlight Award" in 2007 and toured the Netherlands in 2010 (www.westerborkserenade.com).
After years of struggle in performing arts, Natale makes the transition to receive rejection in the literary milieu. His short story: "How Marco Got the Business," was published in 2018 in Italian Americana Cultural and Historical Review Vol. XXXVI Number 1 (Youngstown State University). He now floggs his supernatural mystery thriller about a pizza driver: "Pizza Stories: Deliveries from Beyond."
David lives in Seattle with his wife, step-son, dog and hermit crab. He works as an actor, stage-hand, pie driver and occasional investigator for a personal injury law firm.