Dan Bonnell


Dan BonnellDan Bonnell (Director, Free Man of Color), is an award-winning director whose work has been seen in Los Angeles at the Colony Theatre (Better Angels), Pacific Resident Theatre (Happy End, winner of Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Revival in 2005 and Anatol, Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Directing in 2007), The Matrix, Open Fist, Theatre of NOTE (Spider Bites), The Met, Boston Court (365 Plays), Cornerstone, [Inside] @ The Ford, ASK Theater Projects, Ensemble Studio Theatre - LA (Headless, Love Water, Stage Directions, And Still the Dogs), Highways, Moving Arts, Nexus Theatre Company, Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, and HBO Workspace (Sarah Silverman’s pilot project, Sarah Says Cheese, and the live theatrical version of Mr. Show with Bob and David). 

He served as the Artistic Director at Arcade, a workspace for theatre and media, from 1995 to 2001 and was the Co-Artistic Director of Ensemble Studio Theatre - LA from 2006 to 2008. 

In addition to the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards, Dan has been honored with the LA Weekly Directing Award, the NAACP Directing Award, and the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Theater in Los Angeles. He has been nominated for the Ovation Award and for Theater Communications Group’s “Alan Schneider Award.” Prior to LA, Dan was a Resident Company Director at Circle Repertory Company in New York City and staged plays for notable institutions across the country – including Long Wharf, the Asolo, Atlanta’s Alliance Theater, and Pioneer Theater Company – and internationally at The Bronfman Center in Montreal and Theatre Les Dechargeurs in Paris. He has taught at Ensemble Studio Theatre Institute in NYC, USC, UCLA, Denison University, Cypress College, and is currently a Lecturer in Performance at UC Riverside. Dan has been a member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society since 1987.


August,  2010