David Sturdevant / Drama & english Teacher
David studied English and Theatre at the College of William and Mary and continued his education at the University of Louisville, earning a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre. Along the way, he developed a deep interest in Shakespearean performance, which led to a study abroad experience in Cambridge, England and a summer studying classical acting at the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, DC (where he met his wife).
David has performed and directed locally with numerous theatres, including Shakespeare in the ‘Burg, Loudoun Centre Theatre, the Pickwick Players, and Not Just Shakespeare, and has taught acting to students at the middle school, high school, and college levels. Before joining Middleburg Academy, David worked in the training and development field, including producing award-winning educational programming for PBS and National Geographic Television.
David is most at home when working on a great script. His favorite playwrights include Shakespeare (of course), Chekhov, Arthur Miller, and Neil Simon. He lives in Upperville with his wife and two children, both of whom attend Middleburg Academy (Allegra ‘18 and James ‘21).
At Middleburg Academy, David teaches 10th grade English, all levels of drama, and also directs the school’s mainstage productions.