For more than 25 years, David Block has worked as a documentary producer/director and a freelance journalist. As a freelance journalist, he has more than 1500 articles published in a variety of outlets such as Jazz Journal International, The Jerusalem Post, The London Times, The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Runner's World, Runner’s Gazette, Running Times, and dozens of local magazines and newspapers. During his extensive career, he has interviewed high-profile athletes, celebrities, government agents, and musicians such as Kobe Bryant, Bill Cosby, Joe Frazier, Larry Hagman, Florence Henderson, Bruce Jenner, Lee Majors, Charles and Sally Heath (Sarah Palin's parents), David Sanborn, McCoy Tyner, and Grover Washington, Jr. He has never shied away from difficult assignments and never missed a deadline. In December 2017, David earned his master's degree in journalism from Temple University. To date, he has made eight documentaries, many of which have been televised and screened at film festivals. He has won a number of film festival awards. A complete list of the awards can be provided upon request. Visit his website: www.blindfilmmaker.com.
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Witnessing the Impact: How does the pandemic affect disabled people and their caregivers?
One minute at a time
BSR is partnering with the Witnessing the Impact of COVID-19 in Disabled People’s Lives archive project. This story by journalist David Block spotlights people who rely on caregivers in their daily lives.
Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival presents Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare’s An Iliad
Homer, then and now
Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival presents An Iliad, a modern-day adaptation of Homer's classic. David Block reviews.
Usiloquy Dance Designs presents Philadholphia
Food for thought and dancing
Usiloquy Dance Designs hosts Philadholphia, a celebration of South Asian music and dance including its performance of Chaat. David Block previews.
Teatro Ciego and Company C present Odd Man Out
Other ways to see
Odd Man Out from Martín Bondone, Carlos Armesto, and Facundo Bogarin is an immersive experience in complete darkness, following the story of a blind jazz musician. David Block previews.
Roundabout Theatre Company presents Charles Fuller’s A Soldier’s Play
Marching against racism
Charles Fuller’s 1982 Pulitzer Prize-winning play takes a look at racism in the US from 40 years before it—and remains relevant 40 years after it. David Block previews.
Rhodessa Jones presents Once Upon a Time in a Place Called Now
Incarcerated women tell their story
The new show at Painted Bride offers a lens into a collection of stories women shared about their experiences being incarcerated, what common narratives all women share, and how they find their voice. David Block previews.