“It is rare that you come across a piece in a festival that has you thinking you just discovered the next great American playwright, but you know it in an instant. David Scala’s Among the Furies, premiering at the New York Summerfest, brings one of those moments.” – The Times Square Chronicle


At a relatively young age, David Scala has proven that he can write.“– Local Theatre NY


Filmmaker David Scala’s Among the Furies Draws Him To The Stage At The Hudson Guild Theatre
– Interview with David Scala on Huffington Post


AMONG THE FURIES Wins the New York Theater Festival – BroadwayWorld

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2013 + 2014

  •  Wrote, directed & produced narrative short, GROTTO
    • Accepted into 35+ film festivals nationally and abroad, including the Palm Springs International ShortFest
    • WINNER, Outstanding Emerging Talent, FilmOUT San Diego: Writer/Director Dave Scala
    • OPENING NIGHT FILM, Boston LGBT Film Fest



  • Feature screenplay was a Finalist for the Hamptons International Screenwriters Lab
  • Writer, director, and lyricist for musical-comedy short film, I DON’T KNOW, ALASKA!
    • WINNER, Best Musical Film, International Family Film Festival
    • WINNER, Best Musical Short, Illinois International Film Festival
    • WINNER, Best Leading Actress in a Short, Rachel McKeon, Downbeach Film Festival
    • WINNER, Best Sound Design of a Short, Action on Film International Film Festival
    • NOMINEE, Best Musical Film, Action on Film International Film Festival
    • CLOSING FILM, Princeton Student Film + Video Festival



  • Graduated NYU Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Film Directing & Screenwriting
  • Feature screenplay was a Finalist for the NYU/Sloan Feature Film Award
  • Wrote, directed & produced narrative short, THE SANDMAN
    • WINNER, Best Achievement in Cinematography, New Visions and Voices Festival, NYC
    • NOMINEE, Best Short Film, Director’s Circle Festival of Shorts, 2010
    • FINALIST, National Undergraduate Film Festival



  • All
  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Short Film
  • Theater


Comedy, Drama, Short Film


David Scala is an award-winning writer & director for the stage and screen, who received his BFA in Film Production from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He has written & directed four short films that have screened and won top prizes at over 50 film festivals nationally and abroad, including the Palm Spring International ShortFest, Boston LGBT Film Festival, and Festival MIX Brasil. He won the award for Outstanding Emerging Talent as writer & director for his short film, Grotto (FilmOUT San Diego 2013).
As a screenwriter, he has been a finalist for the Sundance Sloan Screenwriting Lab (2016 and 2018), Hamptons Film Festival Screenwriter’s Lab (2012), and the NYU/Sloan Feature Film Award (2010). He was also a finalist for the 2016 Jameson First Shot film competition, hosted by Maggie Gyllehnaal.
In 2017, Mr. Scala made his playwrighting and stage directing debut at the New York Theater Festival with his play AMONG THE FURIES, based off his own unproduced screenplay of the same name. Out of 86 shows in the festival, the show went on to win the top award for Best Play, as well as Best Actress and Best Set Design. He was also nominated for Best Director. Currently, Mr. Scala is based out of New York, and he is developing multiple film and theatre projects.



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Twitter: @davescala