Michigan State University
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Department of Theatre
David Furumoto
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David Furumoto HeadshotGuest Professor of
Global Diversity: Acting & Directing (2019)

Guest Director of Trojan Women (2009)
Sponsored by the Office of the Provost (2009-2010)

David Furumoto has performed with theatre companies across the country including the Berkeley Repertory Theatre Co., the Honolulu Theatre for Youth, the Alliance Theatre Co., the Huntington Theatre Co., the Seattle Children's Theatre Co., the San Francisco Mime Troupe, the Center Theatre Group, the Mark Taper Forum, the Minneapolis Children's Theatre, East West Players, Theatre of Yugen and others. He has also directed for some of the above companies and has written plays for young audiences. He holds both a BA and MFA in theatre from the University of Hawaii with a specialization in Asian Theatre and also holds a professional certificate in Japanese classical dance from the Onoe Dance School in Japan. Other awards include the Crown Prince Akihhito Scholarhsip, the Earl Earnst Award for Excellence in Asian theatre, Backstage West-Dramalogue Garland Awards for choreography and acting, L.A. Ovation nominee for Choreography and Featured Performance in a Musical, also many awards for Highland Bagpipe playing.