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DIRECTOR. PLAYWRIGHT. FILMMAKER.

Spenser is an award-winning playwright, new-play director and filmmaker currently working and living in Chicago. He's also a huge fan of Olive Garden. It's his sanctuary. Last Christmas, he got $250 in gift cards to OG. That is not a joke.

You can read more about his past work, his affiliations and awards on his About page.

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In “Plainclothes” ... [as written by] the hugely talented Davis, there’s a rather delicious sensibility that anything might happen. This could be an entire television series.
— Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
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MAY THE ROAD RISE UP in rehearsals now!

Directed by Spenser at The Factory Theater, this World Premiere drama opens February 15.

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PLAINCLOTHES … Broken Nose Theatre’s highest selling show to-date!

Written and Co-Directed by Spenser, PLAINCLOTHES was embraced by critics and audiences in its Winter 2018 World Premiere.

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AT THE TABLE named one of 2017's Best Shows

(directed by Spenser for Broken Nose Theatre)

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Spring 2019

 

In
Development

MAY THE ROAD RISE UP (WORLD PREMIERE)

Written by Shannon O'Neill. Directed by Spenser Davis @ The Factory Theater.
When Michael Murphy returns to his hometown for his grandfather's 60th birthday, he comes to realize that the business he left unfinished, the friendships he left untended, and the consequences he tried to avoid are still just where he left them... and this time, running away won't be an option.

THE SINKHOLE NEAR ST. CASIMERE

Written by Spenser Davis.
One of the hottest recorded summers in years. On the block between Marquette Park and the Sisters of St. Casimir, a long-buried body is found in sinkhole, forcing a family to face a wound left festering by the generation before them and reminding them that Chicago is a city that does not leave its past buried for long.

The second installment in the Mag Mile Trilogy, centering around working class Chicagoans facing moments of intense accountability.

FULLSTOP

Written by Spenser Davis.
When Chicago Tribune reporter David Kidwell decides to contest a speeding ticket, he falls down a rabbit hole that will spark an investigation into the city’s red-light camera system and the corruptive backroom dealing that put it in place. Based on a true story… kind of.

The third installment in the Mag Mile Trilogy.