noun. One who facilitates leadership experiences for Ariel. synonyms; thought leader, guide, guru.

David Zucker

David Zucker

Alstead, NH


  • US Northeast


David is a professional actor, author, director, producer, playwright, mime, t’ai chi teacher, and corporate facilitator. In his almost 20 years as a consultant, trainer, and coach for the Ariel Group he has delivered leadership programs for nonprofit to Fortune 500 companies. He conducts workshops in communication, relationship building, storytelling, and listening skills using theater-based techniques and exercises. His intention in every session is to deeply connect with his participants and to create a space in which they can connect with themselves and with each other. David has also been practicing and teaching Tai chi and Gi gong for 42 years and has spent many summers teaching courses in personal development, theater, and Tai chi on the Greek island of Skyros. He believes in life-long learning with his most recent skill acquisition being the Australian Didgeridoo (and circular breathing techniques)!

Training Experience

David has led successful training for clients in many industries, particularly in financial services, packaging, and consumer goods. Examples include:

  • American Express
  • Coca-Cola
  • Capital One
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Harvard Business School
  • IBM
  • HSBC
  • Novartis
  • Oliver Wyman
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Google
  • CVS
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • BCG
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance

Business Experience

David’s business experience is deeply intertwined with his love for theater. He is the Owner/Producer of True Blue Productions, the former Artistic Director for Young Audiences of Massachusetts, a former member of the Young Audiences of Massachusetts Board of Directors, and the business manager for the Boston Repertory Theatre.

Theater Experience

  • Member of Actor’s Equity and Screen Actor’s Guild Unions
  • National Tour of Poetry in Motion; over 4,000 performances
  • World premiere of The Little Prince at the Boston Repertory Theatre, San Francisco, and national tours; received LA Drama Desk Award for Directing
  • Adapted and directed world premiere of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.’s Player Piano at Boston Repertory Theatre
  • True Blue Productions: The Shakespeare Guyz, MythMasters, MathsAmazing, and Odyssey of the Mime

Education and Credentials

  • BA in Theater from the University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • MFA in Acting from Brandeis University