Portrait of David Long

David Long

Associate Professor
Area of Focus: Performance / Directing

David Long is associate professor of theatre and head of acting in the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film. He comes to Nebraska from St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas, where he was associate professor of theatre and artistic director for the award-winning Mary Moody Northern Theatre (MMNT) at St. Edward’s University.

Long (AEA, SAG/AFTRA, AGVA) is an actor, director and educator who has worked professionally throughout the U.S. and in Japan. His directing credits include the regional premiere of Love and InformationTartuffeOn the VergeCloud 9 and Antigone. At MMNT, he has appeared as Neville Craven in The Secret Garden, John Proctor in The Crucible, Stone in City of Angels, Cyrano in Cyrano de Bergerac and Leo Frank in Parade.

He received his Master of Fine Arts in acting from the University of Washington’s Professional Actor Training Program and his Bachelor of Arts in acting from California State University in Fullerton.    

Long is also a member of the Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD) and has served as a fight director for several productions. He studied stage combat from David Boushey, founder of SAFD.