DA Southern started his theatre career as a bright-eyed 10th grader in his first production as the Greek Chorus in Antigone and was swept through high school and college doing theatre production after production as he was earning his degree in Theatre Management and going on to do summer stock for 5 years until he ended up becoming the associate theatre director of the Tucker, GA Community Theatre. After working with several other theaters, he ended up being the Managing Director of a Community Theatre in Missouri for over 10 years and now spends time being part of the MSYT community.

Dave has over 75 shows as a director, as well as an actor, under his belt and the last show he directed was for the May River Theatre in February of 2017 and their production of  Boeing Boeing and is now directing his first show, Cinderella, with MSYT, although he is not a stranger to the MSYT stage. Dave did set construction for All Shook Up, built the set for The Music Man and also played Mayor Shinn in the production. He designed and build the set for last summer’s production of The Wizard of Oz and was back behind the scenes as the set designer and builder for This Is Our Story, the 20th Anniversary celebration show in December of last year.

Learn more about the upcoming production of Cinderella, coming March 2 to Main Street Youth Theatre!