I make movies / shorts that confront issues head on with comedy or originality.
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www.albertobonilla-director-writer.com
Alberto received a BA in Theatre at Arizona State University. He also studied at The British American Dramatic Academy in Oxford, England. He continued his studies at Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts receiving an MFA in Acting under Maggie Flanagan and William Esper.
Alberto’s first Foray into New York City theater was a part of the creative team at 78th Street Theatre Lab that developed a play called “Boy Steals Train” that won a Fringe First and Best Ensemble award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland.   After Scotland, Alberto was inspired to write and direct “Walking To America” which was also developed and produced at the 78th Street Theatre Lab. This play was based on a true story of a boy who walked from Honduras to America.   It was so well received, that it was published in NY Theatre’s “Plays and Playwrights 2005” an anthology of off-Broadway plays. Other written works include: Nonnie (produced at Metropolitan Playhouse), Big Black Mexican Woman, #69, El Conejo, and PS 357. He is currently developing two new plays Dome and Hunting For Ewoks. Alberto also wrote and developed a new play based on Medea called “Maria” with Resonance ensemble of whom he is a member of.
Alberto has directed several other shows including Look Back in Anger, Three Points Over the Vig, Leaving Lilly and many more. Alberto Recently Directed at the Secret Theater, Servant of Two masters. 
Jose Esquea, Artistic Director of Teatro La Tea, saw Alberto’s direction of Raft of The Medusa at the Long Island City Little Theater.  After seeing the production he was approached by Jose to become a resident Playwright/Director.  Alberto is also a fight director, teacher at Stella Adler Studios. Alberto is a member of AEA, AFTRA and SAG. He is also a member of HOLA (Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors) and NALIP (National Association Latin Independent Producers).
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Alberto Bonilla was part of the creative team that developed Boy Steals Train, which won a Fringe First and Best Ensemble award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Selected works as playwright: Walking to America, Nonnie, Big Black Mexican Woman, #69, El Conejo, PS 357, Hunting for Ewoks and Maria. As a director, Alberto’s selected directing credits include: Look Back in Anger, Three Points Over the Vig, Leaving Lilly, Raft of the Medusa, Macbeth, Merchant of Venice and won the Queens TimesLedger “Kudos” award for his production of Richard III. Alberto is a member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA, HOLA and NALIP. He received a BA in Theatre at Arizona State University and studied at The British American Dramatic Academy. Alberto received his MFA in Acting at Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts. He teaches Film acting at Tish NYU, Stella Adler Studios, Fairleigh Dickinson University and is currently Director of 3rd Year at Terry Knickerbocker Studios.
  • Producer (2 Credits)
    Nerd Wars2020
    Short, Web / New Media
    Hunger2018
    Short, Web / New Media
  • Writer (2 Credits)
    Nerd Wars2020
    Short, Web / New Media
    Hunger2018
    Short, Web / New Media
  • Director (1 Credit)
    Nerd Wars2020
    Short, Web / New Media
  • Acting (1 Credit)
    Hunger2018
    Short, Web / New Media
  • Actors (1 Credit)
    Hunger2018
    Short, Web / New Media
College
Rutgers University
MFA Acting
19972000
College
Arizona State University
BA Theater Arts
19941997
High School
Dobson High School
19881991
Birth Date
April 17
Nickname
Alberto
Birth City
Mexico City
Current City
New York
Hometown
Gilbert
Height
5'7"
Gender
Male
Ethnicity
Hispanic
Eye Color
Brown
Zodiac Sign
Aries
Married To
Melissa Macleod Bonilla
I make movies / shorts that confront issues head on with comedy or originality.
Talent Agent