David Cecsarini is the Producing Artistic Director emeritus for Milwaukee’s Next Act Theatre (NAT). He recently retired from administrative duties after 30 years as the company’s Producing Artistic Director. He has directed nearly 50 NAT productions and acted in 47 shows. Behind the scenes, he has created sound effects and scores for most of Next Act’s work and for many other professional productions. David was one of Next Act’s original members, shepherding the company from its founding in 1990 to his retirement in 2023. During that time, he was instrumental in the construction of two venues for the company, first the Off-Broadway Theatre at 342 N. Water Street and then the company’s current artistic home at 255 S. Water Street.