David Cregan

Father David Cregan

Artistic Director

Resident Director



REV. DAVID CREGAN, O.S.A is Chair of the Theatre Department and an Associate Professor at Villanova where he also teaches in the English Department.  Fr. David received his Ph.D. in Drama Studies at the Samuel Beckett School of Drama at Trinity College Dublin.  Before joining the Augustinians he spent four years in New York City working as a professional actor, where he performed in three tours (one in Europe), an off-Broadway production with the Light Opera of Manhattan, and various regional work around the country.  Since returning to Villanova in 2004, he has appeared twice on stage:  in Cabaret (2009) and Parade (2004).  In 2009, Fr. David appeared in London in A Tale of Two Cities, which subsequently aired on PBS.  During his time on campus, Fr. David has directed Everyman, Salomé, Woman and Scarecrow, Three Days of Rain, Uncommon Women and Others, Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me, Dead Man Walking, Godspell, and Murder in the Cathedral.