With Prospect Dev directs, produces, and co-curates an annual musical theater lab which commissions writers to create musicals on a central theme. Since 2008, the lab has premiered over 100 new, short musicals.
Dev is a former Artistic Director of Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) and during her tenure at the company, it earned 38 New York Innovative Theater Award nominations, 11 AUDELCO Award nominations, 10 NYIT Awards, and two AUDELCO Awards including Outstanding Musical Production for Merrily We Roll Along and Raisin (NYIT) and Outstanding Revival of a Musical for Caroline, or Change (AUDELCO).
Her credits at APAC include: the NY premiere of Anton Dudley & Michael Cooper's musical Marguerite (featuring Tony Award winner Cady Huffman, cast album available from Broadway Records), revivals of Caroline, or Change, Follies, Raisin, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and Merrily We Roll Along, the world premiere of Cody Daigle-Orians's In The Bones, Mrinalini Kamath's radio play Stuff, musical readings of Michael Cooper & Hyeyoung Kim's Luna Park and Katya Stanislavskaya's Resident Alien, and a workshop production, Astoria Stories, featuring nine short plays and musicals about Astoria. She also co-directed a documentary-cabaret featuring songs and monologues based on interviews with immigrants who live in Queens and programmed and co-produced world premieres of Cheryl L. Davis's Carefully Taught, CQ Quintana's Evensong, Monet Hurst-Mendoza's Veil'd, the NY premieres of Madhuri Shekar's Queen and Charly Evon Simpson's Jump, and a developmental reading series in collaboration with Beehive Dramaturgy Studio.
Other directing credits include: A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder and Little Women at Festival 56 in Princeton, IL, Sara Cooper, Amy Burgess & Julia Meinwald's Elevator Heart with Moxie Theater (formerly THML), at The Tank, and at NYU's New Studio on Broadway, national tours of Rosie Revere Engineer & Friends, Junie B. Jones, and Junie B.’s Essential Survival Guide to School with TheaterworksUSA, King Lear (featuring Tony Award nominee Stephen Mo Hanan) with American Bard, Reefer Madness with Gallery Players, Raised by Lesbians with FringeNYC, musical readings of David Goldsmith & Dmitry Koltunov's Fallout (National Alliance for Musical Theater's 2023 Conference), Dorie Clark & Marie Incontrera's Absolute Zero (The York Theatre and New York Theatre Barn), Sara Cooper & Mike Pettry's Mechanical and Marcus Yi's Lucky 88 (through grants from the Queens Council on the Arts), and readings of Marcus Scott's plays Tumbleweed (Queens Theatre), There Goes The Neighborhood (Gingold Theatrical Group), and Sibling Rivalries (Egg & Spoon Theatre Collective and Jersey City Theater Center), and Cyndy A. Marion's Thistles (White Horse Theater),
Dev was nominated for an AUDELCO Award for Best Director of a Musical for Caroline, or Change and Raisin and for a New York Innovative Theater Award for Best Director for Raisin.
She has also developed work and directed for the Samuel French Festival, New York Theatre Barn, Downtown Urban Arts Center, StatueFest, Center at West Park, New York Public Library's Across a Crowded Room, Urban Stages, Davenport Theatricals, NYMF, Luna Stage, Emerging Artists Theatre, IATI Theater, Abingdon Theatre, Fresh Fruit Festival, Manhattan Theatre Source, New York Madness, Mission to Ditmars, New York City Children’s Theater, and MTWorks. She serves on the reading committee for the Leah Ryan Fund, and has read for NAMT, the New York Musical Festival, Urban Stages, and Manhattan Theatre Source, and has been a Kilroy’s List nominator.
Dev earned an MFA in Directing from Brooklyn College where she was the recipient of the Joel Zwick Prize for Excellence in Directing and a Buchwald Fellowship and graduated cum laude with a BA in Theater Arts (with highest honors) and Art History from Brandeis University. Brooklyn College's Department of Theater named Dev “Alumni of the Year” in 2018.
She has been awarded an SDCF Observership, is a member of the League of Professional Theatre Women and the Lincoln Center Directors Lab, and is an Associate Member of SDC.
She also serves as the Program Manager for the Leah Ryan Fund.