David Ives is an American playwright, screenwriter, and novelist, best known for writing comic one-act plays, a reputation which resulted in the The New York Times referring to him as the "maestro of the short form."
Theatre works include his Broadway debut Dance of the Vampires (Minskoff Theatre), Venus in Fur (Samuel J. Friedman/Lyceum Theatres), and Irving Berlin's White Christmas (Marquis Theatre), Finian's Rainbow (St. James Theatre), Is He Dead? (Lyceum Theatre), Wonderful Town (Al Hirschfeld Theatre) and David Copperfield: Dreams and Nightmares (Martin Beck Theatre) and Off-Broadway, Lives of the Saints (Duke on 42nd Street), The Heir Apparent, The School for Lies, and A Spanish Play (Classic Stage), Mere Mortals and Others, Ancient History/English Made Simple, Don Juan in Chicago, and All in the Timing (Primary Stages), and Polish Joke (N.Y.C. Center Stage).
Other written works include the novels The Phobia Clinic, Monsieur Eek, and Scrib.