Timothy Bond is the Producing Artistic Director of Syracuse Stage and the Syracuse University Department of Drama. He has more than 20 years experience in leading regional theatres throughout the country. Most recently, he served for 11 years as Associate Artistic Director of the famed Oregon Shakespeare Festival where he directed 12 productions, including works by Shakespeare, August Wilson, Suzan-Lori Parks, Edward Albee, Lorraine Hansberry, Lynn Nottage, Octavio Soliz and Pearl Cleage. Prior to that, Bond spent 13 years with the Seattle Group Theatre, serving as Artistic Director from 1991 – 1996. While there he directed more than twenty plays and oversaw the largest capital campaign in the company’s history, culminating in the completion of a new theatre complex in the Seattle Center. Bond has also directed at such prestigious theatres as The Guthrie, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Cleveland Play House, Indiana Repertory Theatre and Arena Stage.
Bond received a Theatre Communications Group/National Endowment for the Arts Directing Fellowship Award and has twice won Backstage West’s Garland Award for Outstanding Direction for Les Blancs (1998) and Blues for an Alabama Sky (1997). He was assistant director to Peter Sellars on the world premiere of the opera The Death of Klinghoffer at the Brussels Opera; Lyons, France; Vienna Festival; and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. He was also assistant director to Ping Chong on the world premiere of Elephant Memories at New York’s La MaMa E.T.C.