David is a company member of Hell in a Handbag Productions and an associate member of the Dramatists Guild. With Handbag, he wrote the Jeff Recommended The Golden Girls: The Lost Episodes, Vol. 3 (co-written with Artistic Director David Cerda) and had a reading of his first full length musical, FriGAY the 13th! The Musical.
He has written works performed throughout the United States, Canada, England and Australia. He is a 2023 TANYS Award Recipient for Excellence in Playwriting for G'Oy Vey! with Spoonie Theater, and he was the Judge's Choice for Best Play for The Shomer with The San Diego Center for Jewish Culture. Other plays include Pete & Petria's Petrifying Podcast (co-written with Dana Hall) with Gather by the Ghostlight; PerSEVERance and Performance Anxiety [Or, On Being Late to a Virtual Work Call] with Left Edge Theatre; hYdration with Theatre West; and Ahavah (co-written with Dana Hall) which has been performed with over a dozen theatres around the world. He also co-produced microHanukkah: a microplay paper festival with The Lightbulb Factory, which included his play, A Swiss Hanukkah.
Several of his plays have been published, including with Smith & Kraus, where hYdration and Ahavah are featured in The Best Ten-Minute Plays 2022 and 2023, respectively, and The Shomer in the The Best Men's Monologues 2023.
Photo Credit: Rick Aguilar, Hell in a Handbag Productions, The Golden Girls: The Lost Episodes, Vol. 3
For a full list of David's plays and additional information, please visit his page on the New Play Exchange. Otherwise, if you'd like to request to read any of the plays, please feel free to hit the CONTACT button.
"[T]he very funny dialogue is nicely realized in the playing of Kelly Kapp and Clint Nowicke as the couple, and [there] is gentle reconciliation with truth and integrity." Keith Waits, Arts-Louisville.com
"Hilarious! [T]his is a very cute story about family. Family can be the biggest source of woe and drama in our life but it can also be a huge source of comedy and laughter. Lipschutz, Bush, and the entire cast reminded us of this... Go see it!" The Young-Howze Theater Journal.
"Presenting Wes Craven’s Nunsense... It’s Lipschutz’s Zoom contribution to the “found footage” genre." - Harry Duke, North Bay Stage and Screen.
"[T]his is a parody originally by David Cerda and David Lipschutz of Hell in a Handbag Productions of Chicago, complete with mature language and immature behavior... This heartfelt jab at the old TV hits is hilarious as usual." - John Lyle Belden, Plays with John and Wendy.
"This time the writing credits have been shared by talented actor, David Lipschutz, and Artistic Director and Windy City pop icon, David Cerda. [The] clever plot twist smartly brings together the characters from two beloved TV sitcoms. It goes without saying that hilarity ensues... Highly Recommended!" - Colin Douglas, Chicago Theatre Review.
"The second episode is “Murder on the Sicilian Express,” a delightful Murder She Wrote/Golden Girls crossover episode...As with all Handbag productions, the laughs are rapid fire thanks to hilarious scripts and the talented cast members that just keeps getting better and better with every show. This team just never stops pumping out ridiculously funny productions." - Kimberly Katz, Buzz Center Stage.
"'Caged Miami Heat' and 'Murder on the Sicilian Express' are the deliciously irresistible titles of The Golden Girls: The Lost Episodes, Vol. 3., ...and presented (as ever) by Hell-in-a-Handbag Productions. David Cerda and David Lipschutz are the authors...of these newly-discovered or recovered or stumbled-upon episodes of the beloved 1980s sitcom... You'll have fun, too, with a drink under your belt at Mary's Attic, enjoying The Golden Girls all over again for the first time." - Windy City Times.
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