Hunter Bird


Hunter Bird (he/him) is a Brooklyn-based Director, Writer, and maker of new work. Training includes: BA in Directing and Musical Theatre, UCLA; Summer Directing Intensive, RADA.

Directing credits include: Ars Nova; Roundabout Theatre Company; Chicago Shakespeare Theater; The McKittrick Hotel; Signature Theatre; Village Theatre; The Getty Villa; 59E59; NAMT Festival; Edinburgh Fringe Festival; Skylight Theatre Company.  

Associate/Assistant Director credits include: Broadway; Manhattan Theatre Club; Center Theater Group; La Jolla Playhouse; Shakespeare Theatre Company; Geffen Playhouse; National Tours. 

Book writing credits: The Golden Record (Angela Sclafani); Lady Annabella (Peter and Pia Cincotti); She Reached for Heaven (Oliver Houser); The Pansy Craze (Mason Alexander Park). 

Developed: XY (Oliver Houser, Relentless Award Finalist, NAMT 2018, Village Theatre, Alhadeff Productions); Crashlight (Celeste Makoff, Relentless Award Honorary Mention); The Other Side of Paradise (Angela Sclafani); Elsewhere (Nikko Benson).

Affiliations: Writing residencies at Goodspeed Musicals, Warren Miller Performing Arts Center, and Rhinebeck Writers Retreat. Jonathan Alper Directing Fellow (MTC, 2017 & 2019), The Civilians R&D Group (18/19), the Samuel J. Friedman Assistantship (MTC, 2015), SDCF Observership (2013), The UCLA Emerging Director Award (2011), Gilbert Cates Fellowship (2009), Line Producer of ANT Fest 2018 at Ars Nova, Colony Coordinator of the Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals from 2014 - 2016, where he worked with over 120 writers on new musicals.