DEV BONDARIN is a New York-based theater director, Artistic Director of Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) and Associate Artistic Director of Prospect Theater Company.
Directing credits include:Little Women at Festival 56 in Princeton, IL, Caroline, or Change, Follies, Raisin, …Spelling Bee, Astoria Stories, Merrily We Roll Along, In The Bones, and readings of Luna Park and Resident Alien at Astoria Performing Arts Center, Elevator Heart with THML Theater, 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 Theaterworks USA, King Lear with American Bard, Reefer Madness with Gallery Players, and Raised by Lesbians with FringeNYC.
She also directs and produces Prospect Theater Company's annual musical theater lab where writers are commissioned to write musicals on a central theme. Since 2008, the lab has premiered over 85 new, short musicals.
Dev was nominated for an AUDELCO Award for Best Director and a New York Innovative Theater Award for Best Director for her directing of APAC’s production of Raisin, which along with APAC’s Merrily We Roll Along earned the New York Innovative Theater Award for Best Musical Production in 2017 and 2015 respectively. Dev was also named “Alumni of the Year” by Brooklyn College’s Department of Theater in May of 2018.
She has also developed work and directed for Davenport Theatricals, NYMF, Luna Stage, IATI Theater, Abingdon Theatre, The 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 for Emerging Women Writers, has read for the New York Musical Festival and Estrogenius, 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.
She has been awarded an SDCF Observership, is a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab, and is an Associate Member of SDC and the League of Professional Theatre Women.
To contact Dev, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo credit: Michael R. Dekker. Astoria Performing Arts Center's 2018 mainstage production of Follies.