DAVID WEST READ is currently a writer and executive producer of the TV comedy series Schitt's Creek (CBC/POP/Netflix). He is also the author of an upcoming stage musical created with legendary songwriter/producer Max Martin. His plays include: The Performers (Longacre Theatre on Broadway; Broadway.com Audience Choice nominee for Best New Play), The Dream of the Burning Boy (O’Neill Theater Conference, Roundabout Underground; Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Award nomination for New American Play, Drama League Award nomination for Distinguished Production of a Play), The Great Pretender (Old Globe New Voices Festival, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley; Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award for Best Original Script, Theatre Bay Area Award nomination for Outstanding World Premiere), Afterlove (Chautauqua Theater Company New Play Workshop), Happy Face (South Coast Rep Pacific Playwrights Festival) and The Dark Pines (Cape Cod Theatre Project). David is a graduate of the Lila Acheson Wallace Playwrights Program at The Juilliard School and the MFA program at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he has also taught in the Department of Dramatic Writing. He is a native of Toronto, Canada, and lives in Los Angeles.