About David Rothauser
DAVID ROTHAUSER, WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER
David Rothauser has worked in all forms of theatre and the media. He began his career as an actor while living in Paris, France. Among his film and television credits are THE LONGEST DAY (20th Century Fox), KENNEDY and SPENSER:FOR HIRE (Warner Bros.) Landru (by Claude Chabrol).
As a writer Mr. Rothauser works in all media: stage plays, screen and television scripts, feature articles and film reviews. He was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts pilot grant for a screenplay about the Sacco-Vanzetti case, received a First Place Massachusetts Artists Fellowship for his stage play, THE FIRST ALL-AMERICAN PRESIDENT and won a Blue Ribbon at the American Film Festival in NYC as co-producer of A GOOD EXAMPLE; BERTOLT BRECHT AND HUAC. In 1999 he received the Sacco-Vanzetti Award for Social Justice from the Community Church of Boston.
He is founder of MEMORY PRODUCTIONS, an independent film company which produced his original screenplay, The Diary of Sacco and Vanzetti, broadcast on WGBH-TV in 2004 and again in 2005. In May of 2010 David completed a feature documentary about Japanese, Korean and American survivors of the Hiroshima-Nagasaki atomic bomb attacks. The film premiered at the United Nations in NY where Secretary General Ban ki-Moon requested two copies.
Currently he teaches American Theatre and Communication courses at Showa-Boston, a branch of Showa Women's University in Tokyo.
David is a long-standing member of the Screen Actors Guild and Actors' Equity and is registered with the Writers Guild of America.
As a social activist David helped organize a curriculum course at Hunter College in NY with sociology professor Alfonso Pinckney called Violence In American Society. Subsequently he taught his own course at Newbury College in Massachusetts called War & Peace: America in Vietnam, spoke publicly on war and peace issues and organized Model UN sessions with students. His articles about war and peace has been published in the Hiroshima Media Peace Center, the PanOrient News, the Christian Science Monitor and Z magazine.
With Satoko Norimatsu of the Vancouver Peace Philosophy Center, David founded a blog, ANNINA, Article Nine Network in North America. Article Nine is part of the Japanese Constitution (written by American occupation officials in 1946) that forbids Japan to ever make war again.