David Kilpatrick’s playwriting career began in second grade with a show called Father Fox Tries to Get Some Chickens. Written on his parents’ typewriter and starring his classmates, the piece proved to be so popular it then toured all the way down the hall to the first grade. Now, all of these years later, he’s not only delighted to have made a career in theatre, but is also honored to be writing theater for the very young.  His past plays for this age range include: Drumming with DishesThe Young Spectaculars and the Front Yard Adventureand Point A to Point B, all with Arts on the Horizon in Alexandria, VA, where he is a proud company member. Upcoming productions include a remount of Drumming with Dishes with Arts on the Horizon and a production of Point A to Point B at The Rose Theater in Omaha, NE – both in October 2017. David is currently the Director of Education Programs and Productions at the Kennedy Center after serving as the Manager of Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences for nearly ten years. David received his Masters in Educational Theatre at New York University and worked in the education departments of The New Victory Theater (NYC) and Walnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia, PA) before joining the Kennedy Center team.  David served on the Board of Directors for Theatre for Young Audiences/USA from 2004-2007 and 2009-2015.  David is also a member of IPAY (International Performing Arts for Youth) and AATE (American Alliance of Theatre and Education).  This play is for his own North Star – his family: Stephanie, Ian & Celia.