David Tabatsky is a writer, editor, teacher, director and performing artist. He received his BA in Communications and an MA in Theatre Education, both from Adelphi University. David is the coauthor of The Cancer Book: 101 Stories of Courage, Support and Love and editor of Elizabeth Bayer’s It’s Just a Word, both published by Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing in 2009. He is the coauthor, with Bruce Kluger, of Dear President Obama: Letters of Hope from Children Across America also published in 2009. David wrote The Boy Behind the Door: How Salomon Kool Escaped the Nazis (2009). With Dr. Mark Banschick, David coauthored The Intelligent Divorce––Books One and Two (2009 and 2010) and The Wright Choice: Your Family’s Guide to Healthy Eating, Modern Fitness and Saving Money (2011), with Dr. Randy Wright. David was the consulting editor for Marlo Thomas and her New York Times bestseller The Right Words at the Right Time, Volume 2: Your Turn (2006). He has published two editions of What’s Cool Berlin a comic travel guide to Germany’s capital, and has written for The Forward, Parenting and Sesame Street Parent, among others.
David has worked professionally in theatre and circus as an actor, clown and juggler, at New York City’s Lincoln Center, Radio City Music Hall and the Beacon Theatre and throughout the United States and Europe, most notably at the Chamäleon in Berlin, New End Theatre in London, Folies Pigalle in Paris and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where THE STAGE wrote, “He is a supremely skillful performer and a fine actor, reaching levels no other comics have matched at this Fringe.” David also directed Kinderzirkus Taborka at the renowned Tempodrom in Berlin.
David has taught for the American School of London, die Etage in Berlin, the Big Apple Circus School, The United Nations International School and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. He served on the theatre faculty at Adelphi University and The Cooper Union and as a teaching artist for The Henry Street Settlement with a focus on special education. He teaches circus arts at Sunrise Day Camp, America’s only dedicated day camp for children with cancer and their siblings.
Topics: Coping Techniques; Expressive Writing; and Humor & Medicine.