DAVE SURTASKY is a photographer and theatre artist working in the Greater Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area. A native of York County, Pennsylvania, he is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania and has studied noh with Richard Emmert since 2006. He served as the Producing Director for the Noh Training Project 2007. Dave appeared in the 1989 Academy Award-winning documentary The Johnstown Flood. His sound design work includes compositions for All in the Timing, Minor Demons and Citizen/Soldier. As lighting designer he collaborated with Japanese shamisen duo Nitto Oyako on their debut US tour. As guest lecturer for Indiana University of Pennsylvania he has focused on the areas Sound Design, Dance Production Methods and Sound Reinforcement Theory & Implementation. Dave is the author of Bell & Clock, Camera Obscura and Black Palace Pink Party. Bell & Clock was produced and directed by Greg Giovanni at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival (2000), and Black Palace Pink Party was performed for the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival (2004). His photographic work has appeared in The Journal of Noh Research, Inside Magazine, Ricepaper Magazine, Newsweek Japan, Theatre Topics Journal and Asian Theatre Journal. He was a chorus member, technical director and lighting director for the Pagoda EU tour (2009), Pagoda Asia Tour (2011), and as production technical director and graphic designer for Where Rivers Meet performance project (2015). He performed as the Warden in Crazy Jane, mae-shite for Atsumori and nohkan player for Hagoromo. Dave is member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (2007 Orpheus Award Recipient) and Phi Kappa Psi National Honor Fraternity. Since 1989 Dave has served as Director of Production for IUP's College of Fine Arts.