Recent Highlights: *Dev directed the NY premiere of Anton Dudley & Michael Cooper's solo musical Marguerite featuring Tony Award winner Cady Huffman. The original cast album was recently released through Broadway Records.
*Astoria Performing Arts Center's production of Caroline, or Change won the 2019 AUDELCO Viv Award for Best Revival of a Musical. Dev was also nominated for Best Director of a Musical.
*Dev directed the 2019 New York Innovative Theater Awards ceremony at the Centennial Memorial Theatre.
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, Marguerite (featuring Tony Award winner Cady Huffman), 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 90 new, short musicals. The next lab is coming up in February 2020!
Dev was nominated for an AUDELCO Viv Award for Best Director of a Musical for APAC's productions of Caroline, or Change and Raisin and for a New York Innovative Theater Award for Best Director for 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 The Center at West Park, New York Public Library's Across a Crowded Room Series, 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: email@example.com.
Photo credit: Michael R. Dekker. Astoria Performing Arts Center's 2018 mainstage production of Follies.