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David Bennett

Born in Oklahoma and reared in Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri, David has been acting for
over 60 years. Playing the Doctor in Streetcar is a bit of a return to his roots, as his first
performance in Canberra was in Streetcar playing Mitch (Canberra REP, 1975).

This is his second play with Free-Rain. He played Beverly Weston in August: Osage County, a role that he
will reprise later this year. David has worked professionally in film and TV.

David won Canberra Rep’s Helen Wilson Award for Lenny in Rumours and a CAT Award for Actor in a Featured Role for Colonel Looseleaf Harper in Happy Birthday, Wanda June.  

The following is a brief list of some of his roles: 

  • Mitch in A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Nugget in Equus
  • Hap Loman in Death of A Salesman;  
  • Harry Brock in Born Yesterday,
  • Five waiters in Time of My Life 
  • Sheriff Will Masters in Bus Stop 
  • Chief Bromden in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Ape in An Ape Addresses The Academy
  • Pig in Strategy for Two Hams 
  • Lenny in Rumours 
  • Robert in Proof 
  • Frank in Amy’s View 
  • George Pye in Humble Boy 
  • Beverly Weston in August: Osage County 
  • Detective Inspector Hearne in Witness for the Prosecution  
  • Giles Corey in The Crucible 
  • Doctor in Macbeth 
  • Alfieri in A View From The Bridge 
  • Colonel Looseleaf Harper in Happy Birthday, Wanda June 
  • Judge John Taylor in To Kill A Mockingbird 
  • Grandpa and Mayor of Hooverville in The Grapes of Wrath 

David has worked professionally in film and TV. He has appeared in My Brilliant Career, Phar Lap, The Challenge, The Last Bastion, The Last Resort, and Willing and Able among other productions.