Professor Tim Bond is the head of the Professional Actor Training Program and a Donald E. Petersen Endowed Professor of Acting and Directing.
Professor Bond moved back to Seattle in 2016 after a twenty-year period working in other cities. Most recently, Tim served as Producing Artistic Director of Syracuse Stage and the Syracuse University Department of Drama from 2007 to 2016.
From 1996 to 2007, Tim was an Associate Artistic Director of Oregon Shakespeare Festival. During his time at OSF he directed 12 productions, promoted equity and inclusion efforts, and created the FAIR Program which cultivates the next generation of diverse theatre artists and administrators.
Tim began his career in Seattle with Seattle Group Theatre where he directed over 20 productions and curated the nationally recognized MultiCultural Playwright's Festival. Tim served his last five seasons at The Group as Artistic Director. He has guest directed at a number of theatres locally, including Seattle Repertory Theatre, A Contemporary Theatre, The Empty Space, The Paul Robeson Theatre, and Seattle Children's Theatre.
Outside of Seattle, Tim has directed at theatres including The Market Theatre (Johannesburg), The Baxter (Cape Town), The Guthrie (Minneapolis), Milwaukee Rep, The Wilma Theatre (Philly), Arena Stage (D.C.), GEVA Theatre (Rochester), Cleveland Play House, Indiana Rep, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Arizona Theatre Company, and Portland Center Stage.
Tim has had the honor of directing seven of the ten plays that comprise August Wilson’s Century Cycle at four different theatres. He has committed to directing all ten.
Tim received two Backstage West Garland Awards for Outstanding Direction and two Syracuse Area Live Theatre (S.A.L.T. Awards) for Outstanding Production and Director of the Year. He has served on the national boards of trustees for both Theatre Communications Group and ASSITEJ: The International Association of Theatre for Children and Young Audiences. His work as an organizational leader, teacher, and stage director has led him to South Africa, The Republic of the Congo, Beijing, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, Uzbekistan, Austria, France, England, and Belgium.
Tim received his B.F.A. in Dramatic Arts from Howard University and his M.F.A. in Directing from the University of Washington. He joined the faculty at the UW School of Drama in the fall of 2016.