HOLA ACTOR SPOTLIGHT | ALBERTO BONILLA

Alberto Bonilla received a BA in Theater at Arizona State University. He also studied at The British American Dramatic Academy in Oxford, England. He continued his studies at Rutgers University, He is the director of third year at Terry Knickerbocker Studio. His 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 that experience, he 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. The play was later 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, #69El Conejo, and PS 357. He is currently developing two new plays Dome and Hunting For Ewoks. He also wrote and developed a new play based on Medea called Maria for Resonance Ensemble (of which he is a member).

As an actor, his film credits include Youth in Oregon, Sleepwalk With Me, Cop Out and My Best Friend’s Girl, among others. His theater credits include stints on “Gotham”, “Blue Bloods”, “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”, “Person of Interest”, among others.Other directing credits include Look Back in Anger, Three Points Over the Vig, Leaving Lilly, Servant of Two Masters, Día de los Muertos, Richard III,Twelfth Night, and Raft of the Medusa, among others. He is also a fight director, teacher and the Director of Film and Television at Maggie Flanigan Studios. He is currently in rehearsals for The Merchant Of Venice. The Shakespeare play, which he is directing will premiere in September 2016 at The Secret Theatre, located in the Long Island City section of Queens.

For more information, visit www.albertobonilla.com