From November 2014-July 2021 she was the Artistic Director of Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC). During her tenure, APAC earned 38 New York Innovative Theater Award nominations, 11 AUDELCO Award nominations, 10 NYIT wins, and two AUDELCO wins including Outstanding Musical Production for Merrily We Roll Along and Raisin from the NYIT Awards and Outstanding Revival of a musical for Caroline, or Change from the AUDELCO Awards.
Directing credits include: Sundown Town at the Downtown Urban Arts Festival, Little Women at Festival 56 in Princeton, IL, Marguerite (featuring Tony Award winner Cady Huffman, cast album available from Broadway Records), 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 APAC, 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 Theaterworks USA, King Lear with American Bard, Reefer Madness with Gallery Players, and Raised by Lesbians with FringeNYC.
Dev also directs, produces, and co-curates Prospect Theater Company's annual musical theater lab which commissions writers create musicals on a central theme. Since 2008, the lab has premiered over 90 new, short musicals.
Dev was nominated for an AUDELCO Award for Best Director of a Musical for both 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 StatueFest, The Center at West Park, New York Public Library's Across a Crowded Room, 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. 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 Lincoln Center Directors Lab, and is an Associate Member of SDC and the League of Professional Theatre Women.
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Photo credit: Michael R. Dekker. Follies at Astoria Performing Arts Center.