David Ives is a contemporary American playwright who is a native of South Chicago. He has written plays that have been staged both off-Broadway and on Broadway.
Born on July 11, 1950 in Chicago, Ives started his career by writing plays for Hollywood after graduation. Ives has won several accolades for his work.
"All in the Timing" was the first successful play written by Ives. This play was highly successful with more than 600 performances off-Broadway. Ives is also the playwright of "Venus in Fur," which was the most produced play in the United States during the 2013-14 season.