David King is an arts, education and social justice advocate committed to youth development, cultural equity, and anti-racist principles. He is an actor, director, poet, educator, curator, and facilitator. He serves as Program Director of School & Community Partnerships at Community-Word Project. He is a born and raised New Yorker––from the ancestral lands of the Munsee Lenape, Matinecock, and Canarsie peoples––with a passion for galvanizing communities through creative storytelling, education and athletics. He sits on the Board of Directors at the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable, co-chairing the Advocacy Committee and serving on the Task Force for Equity and Inclusion. He is a 2019 Innovative Cultural Advocacy Fellow with The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI). He is a member of Creating New Futures and Artists Co-creating Real Equity (ACRE). He is Co-Founder of The Seven Collective.
He is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association who has received critical acclaim for Off Broadway and FringeNYC roles from The New York Times and Time Out New York. His chapbook, Because the View, is a collection of original poems, musings and photos inspired by growing up and aware in NYC. His writing was featured in the poetry anthology The Barbershop Chronicles (Penmanship Books). He graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School and earned a B.A. in Theatre from The City College of New York (CUNY). He appreciates those who contribute to the process.