David Hanzal


David Hanzal is a theatre director, designer, and adapter based in Minneapolis, MN, and is currently the artistic director of Collective Unconscious Performance ( He has assisted directors at the Guthrie Theater, Children’s Theatre Company, and the Jungle Theater, and he has directed, designed, or taught at Pillsbury House Theatre, Bedlam Theatre, Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater, Filament Theatre, Metropolitan State University, St. Paul Academy, White Bear Lake Area High School, Stages Theatre Company, Shakespearean Youth Theatre, and Youth Performance Company.

David completed his Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Directing at the University of Iowa, where he regularly developed and directed premieres of new plays and devised work with writers from the nationally-recognized Iowa Playwrights’ Workshop. He has intensively trained with Anne Bogart and the SITI Company, Kari Margolis and the Margolis Brown Adaptors Company, Czech master puppeteer Miroslav Trejtnar, and the Wesley Balk Opera/Music-Theater Institute.


Minneapolis, MN