Hunter Bird is an American stage director and producer focused on new play and musical development. He currently serves as the Colony Coordinator for the Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals and an Associate Director for The Debate Society. Hunter has directed at Ars Nova, The McKittrick Hotel, The New York Musical Theatre Festival, The NY International Fringe Festival, SoHo Playhouse, Joe's Pub, The Club at LaMaMa, Columbia University, and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Hunter has assistant directed at La Jolla Playhouse, the Mark Taper Forum, SoHo Rep, Shakespeare Theatre Company, and with The Debate Society and assistant choreographed at Lincoln Center.
Arts Administration credits include: Coordinator of the Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals, Producer of SHOW SEARCH, the first National High School and College 10 Minute Musical competition, Interim Assistant to the Producing Director at Center Theatre Group, Event Coordinator of Southern California Festival of New American Musicals (with Stephen Schwartz, Bob Klein, and Marcia Seligson), 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: UCLA Emerging Director Award (2011), Gilbert Cates Fellowship (2009), UCLA Distinguished Senior Award (2011/2012). SDC Associate Member. www.hunter-bird.com.