David Shapiro, photo by Kristin Basta

David Shapiro

David Shapiro (Mephistopheles) has acted and directed at theatres in Chicago, New York, Tampa, and Winnipeg. Most recently he played Leo Strauss in Oobleck’s Strauss at Midnight. He played Jack in the American premiere of Wallace Shawn’s The Designated Mourner at Steppenwolf and has been performing Shawn’s monologue play, The Fever, for many years. David played Ragnar in Shawn’s translation of Ibsen’s The Masterbuilder with director Andre Gregory and others from the cast of Vanya on 42nd Street. In Chicago he has also worked with the Neo-Futurists, Big Game Theater, and Stark Raving Ensemble.