David Forsee

Bachelor of Fine Arts
Interarts Performance
Honors

David Forsee (he/they) is an artist creating and performing multimedia theatre, projection mapping interventions, and other digital media work. Their passion lies in making performances that interrogate systems of oppression and modes of viewership. Their plays and performances unearth unsettling histories and revel in the paradoxes of performing. They make for the screen, stage, and street. At the University of Michigan, they’ve directed student productions, created original solo multimedia performances, and projection designed for numerous theatre projects for both the main stage and student orgs. Exhibitions of their video art have been seen in group at both the Duderstadt Gallery and Stamps Gallery. Their projects have received grants from EXCEL, Arts at Michigan, a2ru, and the Stamps School of Art & Design. They’ve been on fellowship for playwriting at the HORIZON Theatre in Atlanta as well as for directing fellowships at the Kennedy Center. They’ve conducted research abroad in London focused on the spatial dynamics of urban theatre. Since the pandemic hit, they’ve spent most of their time doing public projection protests on buildings across Ann Arbor such as the Hatcher Library, UMMA, and Nickels Arcade.