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David Rhee

Theater Artist

David Rhee began his career as an actor after graduating from New York’s Circle in the Square Musical Theatre program. Since then, he appeared on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning Thoroughly Modern Millie, worked at numerous theaters across America including Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Lookingglass Theatre, and Silk Road Rising, and guest starred on TV’s Law and Order. In 2015, David returned to school to earn his MFA at Tisch School of the Arts at New York University in Dramatic Writing where he worked with Oskar Eustis at the Public Theater, Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks, Lucas Hnath, Eduardo Machado, and Kristoffer Diaz.

In 2017, with Erik Kaiko, David co-founded Token Theatre in Chicago with a mission to change the narrative and shatter the false constructs about Asian Americans by creating new stories, reimagining classic works, and empowering artists to reshape the American identity. He has also been a guest lecturer at Northwestern University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and DePaul University.

Featured Artworks

  •  David Rhee artwork "Thoroughly Modern Millie" David Rhee with Dixie Carter and Francis Jue
  •  David Rhee artwork "Kafka on the Shore" Steppenwolf Theatre Company David Rhee with Francis Guinan
  •  David Rhee artwork "Yellow Face" Silk Road Theatre David Rhee with Joseph Foranda
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  •  David Rhee artwork Token Theater's online production of David Rhee's "Zac Efron." Co-written by Wai Yim.

David Rhee has crowd-funded a project with 3AP

  • Zac Efron

    • $5,675 raised of $5,000 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 114% funded

    It’s time for American theater to look more like America, one story at a time. I’m producing a live reading of my new play Zac Efron, which focuses on two Queer Asian Americans looking for love, who in their journey …

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