South Carolina Arts Commission

Arts Directory

David Novak


SCAD Designations

SCAC Verified Teaching Artist

Asheville NC


  • Literature
  • Folklife/Traditional Arts
  • Theatre

Geographical Availability

  • Midlands
  • PeeDee
  • Low Country
  • Upstate


David Novak is an award-winning storyteller and teaching artist, telling stories to enhance learning, engage emotion, and find common ground. David’s 30+ years of experience as a performing and teaching artist includes being Master Storyteller for The Disney Company, The Lincoln Center Institute, L.A. Music Center, and the nation’s top storytelling festivals. He is an internationally touring storyteller and performance artist, and recipient of the Circle of Excellence for storytelling, and the Aurand Harris Memorial Playwrighting Award for excellence in professional theatre for children. His school programs receive the highest ratings for entertainment, curriculum relevance, and student engagement. An A+ Fellow for the North Carolina Arts Council, David lives in Asheville, NC. Smithsonian Magazine describes him as “a gifted teller who enhances his stories with a bag of tricks.”