brings to the screen the story his mother, Katherine Paterson
, wrote for him when he was just a boy. An award-winning screenwriter and playwright, he has written over 25 full-length plays and nine screenplays. He was a finalist for Sundance's esteemed Humanitas awards, and The New Play Contest and his work has received rave reviews from The New York Times, The Village Voice and New York Post. David is also the only playwright on record to have premiered three plays in New York City in one month. His musical adaptation of his mother's novel The Great Gilly Hopkins
opened on Broadway for a sold-out limited run to great reviews. A screenwriting professor at NYIT in Manhattan, he has sold several screenplays and made his feature-film debut with Love Ludlow
, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
Paterson is also a former actor on the New York soap One Life to Live. He's currently a proud member of The Manhasset Lakeville Fire Department. His experience as a rescue worker at Ground Zero was published in the novel 911: BOOK OF HELP, with profits going to children of Trade Center victims.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.
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