James Bundy

Dean School of Drama & Artistic Director Yale Repertory Theatre & Professor of Drama



James Bundy has served since 2002 as Dean of Yale School of Drama and Artistic Director of Yale Repertory Theatre. In that time, Yale Rep has produced more than twenty world, American, and regional premieres, five of which have been honored by the Connecticut Critics Circle with the award for Best Production of the year, and two of which have been Pulitzer Prize finalists. Through the Center for New Theatre, Yale Rep has become a leading commissioner of new plays and musicals in the United States. Dean Bundy's directing credits include The Psychic Life of Savages, All's Well That Ends Well, A Woman of No Importance, Death of a Salesman and A Delicate Balance at Yale Rep, as well as productions at Great Lakes Theater Festival, The Acting Company, California Shakespeare Festival, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, and The Juilliard School Drama Division. A recipient of the Connecticut Critics Circle's Tom Killen Award for extraordinary contributions to Connecticut professional theatre in 2007, Mr. Bundy currently serves on the board of directors of Theatre Communications Group, the national service organization for nonprofit theatre. Previously, he worked as Associate Producing Director of The Acting Company, Managing Director of Cornerstone Theater Company, and Artistic Director ofGreat Lakes Theater Festival. Dean Bundy has served on the faculties of BADA and the National Theatre Institute and been a Drama League Fellow; he is a graduate of Harvard College, and trained at both the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and Yale School of Drama.