David Kirk Chambers, formerly managing director of the Sundance Playwrights' Laboratory and the Sundance Children's Theatre project, has been named as new managing director of Salt Lake Acting Company.

Chambers, a founding member of SLAC who served previously in the same position in 1976-86, is replacing outgoing director Michael Leventhal, who is relocating out of state with his family.During Chambers' former tenure with SLAC he encouraged the development of new plays, worked on long-range planning, board development, grant writing and marketing.

During his 14 years with Sundance, Chambers founded an elementary educational outreach program that performs in more than 100 schools in the region, reaching more than 60,000 students annually. He was also responsible for the overall management of the Choreographers' Laboratory (1985-90), the Film Composers Lab (1986-90) and the Filmmakers Lab (1983-90).

Chambers has also worked as an actor and a director in theater, including directing a number of productions at SLAC and other area venues. He is a member of the Screen Actors' Guild and has appeared in more than 25 television shows and feature films.

He graduated from the University of Utah cum laude with a degree in journalism and mass communications in 1976.