Hunter Bird is Brooklyn based director with a focus on new work, particularly at the intersection of music, movement, and narrative. Recent and upcoming projects include The Laodamiad at Signature Theatre and coming to The Getty Villa, developed at Roundabout Theatre Company with Dramaturg Oskar Eustis. NYC: The Imaginary Menagerie (The McKittrick Hotel, Ars Nova, Joe’s Pub), The Crazy Ones (New Musicals @ 54 Below), Edward II (The Tank), Held Momentarily (NYC Fringe, Fringe Encore Series), Laodamiad (Columbia), Eversion (Ars Nova). Previous AD credits on Broadway and across the country with Des McAnuff, Lynne Meadow, Pam MacKinnon, Doug Hughes, Graciela Daniele, and Eve Ensler. Colony Coordinator of the Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals from 2014 - 2016, where he worked with over 120 writers of new musicals.
Previous Arts Administration credits include: Producer of SHOW SEARCH, the first National High School and College 10 Minute Musical competition (University of CA, Irvine - 2015; Cortines School for Visual and Performing Arts - 2013), Interim Assistant to the Producing Director at Center Theatre Group, Event Coordinator of Southern California Festival of New American Musicals, and Founding Artistic Director of Act III Theatre Ensemble at UCLA. Training: BA in Directing and Musical Theatre from UCLA; RADA (Short Directing Course). Awards: Manhattan Theatre Club's Samuel J. Friedman Assistantship (2015), The UCLA Emerging Director Award (2011), Gilbert Cates Fellowship (2009), UCLA Distinguished Senior Award (2011/2012). SDC Associate Member. www.hunter-bird.com.
Upcoming projects with Zack Zadek, Kate Douglas, Oliver Houser, Chas LiBretto, Pia & Peter Cincotti, Zoe Sarnak, and Chas LiBretto.