David A. Downs

David Downs teaches the LA Internship class and the 349-2 Acting Class: Special Topics. He has been seen on television on Grey's Anatomy, Scrubs, Everwood, Dawson's Creek, Eli Stone, and The Guardian.


MA English Literature from Loyola University, Chicago
BA English Literature, Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania

Recent Publications

Downs, David. (1995) The Actor's Eye: Seeing and Being Seen. (Applause Books, New York)

Recent Awards and Honors

2003 Charles Deering McCormick Distinguished Professor

1996 Northwestern Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Award

Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teacher Excellence Award

David A. Downs

Associate Professor Emeritus in Service



Graduate Programs:

Theatre and Drama; Writing for the Screen and Stage