Rose Burnett Bonczek

Director, Author, Consultant, Educator

 I'm a New York based theater practitioner who has directed in NYC, regional, international and educational theatre for many years.  As an educator, I  developed and supervised the BFA Acting Program at Brooklyn College, CUNY and in 2018 I received the Oscar Brockett Excellence in Teaching Theatre in Higher Education Award from the Association for Theater in Higher Education - currently, I coach and teach privately, and consult for organizations such as Atlantic Theater Company, Fordham and CNY Arts.


These days...


I'm proud to celebrate my 18th year as producing artistic director of Gi60 US  -  the 2022 festival, hosted by The Tank NYC  this past July, was a great success and we look forward to returning next year. 

Most important, I'm thrilled to return to live and in-person teaching! I'm offering a series of classes in improv, collaboration and 'shaking off pandemic rust' from now through December at The Chain Theater, 312 West 36th Street.  There are only a few spots remaining in each class, contact me and see my 'Educator' page for additional details.  What skills were most affected by the isolation of the pandemic? How is the increase in self taping impacting my ability to connect with partners, collaborative instincts, and my physical awareness?  

All the Classroom's a Stage: Applying Theater Principles to Teaching Techniques (co-author Michael Flanagan) is available for purchase  here.  A dynamic support tool for teachers of all subjects, the book will be exceptionally helpful as we transition from Zoom to in-person learning once again.

And check out our recent interview with Patrick McAndrew, host of the podcast Relate -  



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