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David Burke

Screenwriter

Author of more than 50 film scripts, audiodramas and stage plays—including the libretto for Dwight Gustafson’s 2006 Christmas opera, Simeon—David holds a PhD in speech communication from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, where he specialized in theatre and playwriting.

Winner of several awards for dramatic writing, David takes special interest in Christian-themed drama and has written extensively for BJU Living Gallery productions. Additionally, he has performed numerous Shakespearean roles at BJU including Hamlet, Iago and Petruchio and played Dmitri in the Unusual Films 1991 release, The Printing.