Phone: 410 669 6582
For grades: 7-12
Fees for live visit: $350.00 single show $450.00 back-to-back. Mileage outside of a 50 mile radius .31 per mile. Out-of-State fees $450.00 single show $550.00 back to back, plus ground and air transportation, lodging and perdiem.
Funding: Maryland State Arts Council, Artist-in-Education Grant Recipient
His command of Poe's persona is striking and his knowledge of background information is rock solid. --- Dick Thompson Teacher - Westminster West Middle School
David Keltz appears in costume and character to perform the stories of Edgar Allan Poe in programs which are tailored for individual audiences. Schools may choose from a selection of Poe's works which includes: The Tell Tale Heart, The Black Cat, The Cask of Amontillado, The Raven, Annabel Lee, Hop Frog, The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar, The Haunted Palace, The Bells, The Conqueror Worm, and To Helen, as well as material from Poe's critical reviews, essays, letters and reported conversations. Performances are followed by question and answer sessions in which the actor answers questions as Poe or where students may ask questions of the actor concerning acting and performing in one man shows. Lectures about the life of Poe are also available. Programs range from 45-60 minutes in length.
Actor David Keltz has performed in one man shows based on Poe's life and work since 1992. He is Artist in Education listed on the roster for the Maryland State Arts Council. He has performed in universities, elementary and high schools both nationally and abroad. Thousands have enjoyed his portrayal of Mr. Poe at a variety of other venues which include: the prestigious 1999 International Poe Festival in Prague, Czech Republic including the Rudolfinum Opera House, Prague Castle, and Schoenborn Palace. Other live performances include repeat visits to: Poe museums in Baltimore- Maryland, Richmond -Virginia, Philadephia - Pennsylvania, at Baltimore's World's Largest Poe Birthday Celebration, the National Theatre, and the Smithsonian Institution.
David Keltz performed The Raven and portrayed Edgar Allan Poe in documentaries for ARTE-TV produced by ECO Media Hamburg, Germany. He has starred in television commercials for the Baltimore Ravens football team, in an industrial film Poe (Rabies) Diagnostic Challenge for Health Science Media and has performed on National Public Radio's Talk of the Nation, WAMU-FM, and on the BBC's radio and television outlets.