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Jesus Bonilla
Adjunct Lecturer
School of Theatre + Dance/Theatre, On Camera Acting, Acting

Alberto is an actor/writer/director based in New York City.  Some of his acting credits include the films Youth in Oregon, Sleep Walk with Me, Cop Out, Pride and Glory, and My Best Friends Girl. Selected television credits include Iron Fist, Gotham, Blue Bloods, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Person of Interest, The Sopranos, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. 

     Alberto is making his Broadway debut understudying Dr.Wally and Bob for Roundabout Theatre’s production of Marvin’s Room. Other theater credits include:  The Diorama, Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night, The Cherry Orchard, The Laramie Project and Raft of the Medusa.

     As a writer, his first foray into New York City theater was as part of the creative team at 78th Street Theatre Lab that developed the play Boy Steals Train, which 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 Hunting For Ewoks, based on real life stories of border patrol officers and the illegal immigrants who are captured in Arizona. Alberto also wrote and developed a new play based on Medea called Maria with Resonance Ensemble, of which he is a member.       

     Alberto received a B.A. 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 has directed several shows including King Lear (featuring Austin Pendleton as Lear), Macbeth, Richard the III (winner: Queens Courier “Kudos” award for best director), Merchant of Venice, Servant of Two Masters, Raft of the Medusa, Look Back in Anger, Three Points Over the Vig, Leaving Lilly and many more.

     Alberto is also a fight director, teacher and fight director. 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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