David Wayne Reed

David Wayne Reed (he/him/his) is the Constituent Engagement Specialist at Mid-America Arts Alliance. Reed  is a writer/director born in rural Kansas, creating works inspired by narratives of landscape, memory, transformation, and time.

Works include: land and flower and Eternal Harvest (films) Goliath, Help Yourself, Jolly Rancher, Mother Trucker, Mother Trucker 2: Ride On, Sequoia, and Peggy and Paul at the Post Office in Provincetown (plays), Shelf Life (series), and more.  

His films, Eternal Harvest and land and flower have played multiple film festivals including Middlebury New Filmmaker’s Festival, Tallgrass Film Festival, Kansas City International Film Festival and  can be seen in rotation on KCPT-PBS.

Reed is a Charlotte Street Generative Performing Arts Fellow. He has been awarded grants from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Charlotte Street Foundation, and Spencer Museum of Art,  the Puffin Foundation, two Inspiration Grants from Arts KC, has won multiple Best of Awards from the Pitch Weekly (including Best Actor, Best Play, and Best Filmmaker), and has been in residency at Escape to Create, Charlotte Street, and Tallgrass Artist Residency. 

Reed was appointed and served as Acting Chair/Vice-Chairman of the  Municipal Arts Commission of Kansas City, Missouri and on the executive committee for the 1% for Public Art at the new Kansas City International Airport from 2020-2024.