David Heron

From a news story in Broadway World, November 9, 2018

Actor And Playwright David Heron To Receive Caribbean Life Impact Award

Award winning actor and playwright David Heron will be honored in New York next week with the Caribbean Life Impact Award in recognition of his career achievements in Entertainment and Entrepreneurship.

Caribbean Life is one of the largest and most widely read Caribbean newspapers in the Eastern United States. The Caribbean Life Impact Award is presented annually by the publication to individuals in New York of Caribbean descent who have made significant contributions to their fields of endeavor including Arts and Entertainment, Business, Medicine, Community Service and Social Work.

In a career that spans over two decades, Heron has worked extensively in Jamaica, the USA and throughout the diaspora as a Producer, Actor and Playwright.

The six plays he has authored – Ecstasy, Intermission, Against His Will, Love and Marriage and New York City, Redemption and 4Play have been performed on three continents to thousands of patrons, achieving both critical and commercial success, winning him a slew of honors and awards.

As an actor, he has appeared Off Broadway, regionally and internationally in such acclaimed productions as the world premieres of Marley The Musical ( Baltimore Centerstage) and Robinson Crusoe ( Orlando Shakespeare Theater), as well as The Emperor Jones ( Irish Repertory Theater) Moon on a Rainbow Shawl (New Federal Theater) , Pecong (National Black Theater) and his own play Love and Marriage and New York City which played at the Billie Holiday Theatre in Brooklyn as well as in Toronto and Great Britain where it toured nationally on two occasions.

He has also emerged as one of a select few Caribbean born actors performing the works of Shakespeare at the highest level throughout the USA, and his resume includes some of the writers best known works such as Hamlet, Othello, Romeo and Juliet, Antony and Cleopatra, The Tempest, Coriolanus and The Winter’s Tale.

NFT Credits

Credit Type Production Season
Actor Moon on a Rainbow Shawl 2006-07 Season