David Pisa

Last updated

July 26, 2019
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David Pisa (he/him) is Executive Director and a founding member of Walking Shadow Theatre Company. He has served as Production Manager for all of Walking Shadow’s productions since its inception in 2004. He has worked as backstage crew and followspot operator at Children’s Theatre Company since 2000, where he served as the IATSE union steward for 6 years.

As a puzzle/game designer, David has developed original large-scale puzzles for Walking Shadow Theatre Company's immersive plays 1926 Pleasant, Saboteur (featured on GameInformer), and Cabal. His local escape room UTOPIA (created with Jerry Belich for Riddle Room) was the recipient of a 2017 Golden Lock-In Award from Room Escape Artist. David has created day-long, week-long and one-room treasure hunts for various organizations. Projects include CITY OF GLASS for MN0PQ, CLEVER TREASURE PUZZLE PARTY for the 38th and Chicago Pop Up Art Storefront Project, the story and puzzles for MYSTERYPHONE (a smartphone-based choose-your-own-adventure game) for Northern Spark 2014 in collaboration with Monkey With a Mustache, and puzzles and games for Hennepin County Library's THE NIGHT LIBRARY at Northern Spark 2016 and 2017, plus private commissions.