Dexter Bullard is a Chicago-based theater director with recent credits including Grace (Broadway); Sucker Punch, Circle Mirror Transformation (Victory Gardens Theater); Big Meal (American Theatre Company, Jeff nominated); Odradek (The House Theatre of Chicago); Mistakes Were Made (Barrow Street Theater Off-Broadway, A Red Orchid Theatre); The DIALogues (Links Hall, MCA); Reverie (The Second City at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal); Lady (Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre Off-Broadway); and Gas for Less (Goodman Theatre). In 2004, Dexter was awarded the Lucille Lortel Award for Tracy Letts’s Bug at The Barrow Street Theater, as well as a Drama Desk Nomination. In 1995 Dexter co–founded Plasticene, a physical theater company whose critically–acclaimed experimental works were featured at The Steppenwolf Studio, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Storefront Theatre, Performing Arts Chicago, MCA, and in New York City. With Plasticene, he directed and collaboratively created 14 original works over 15 years including doorslam (1995), The Palmer Raids (2003) and From A Fading Light (2010). Since 1996, Dexter has also directed with The Second City, leading a National Touring Company and developing revues at E.T.C. and at Second City Detroit. Back in 1990, Dexter founded The Next Lab at The Next Theatre where he directed Bouncers, for which he received a Jefferson Citation and an After Dark Award. As Associate Artistic Director at Next Theatre, he directed and/or created eight shows for mainstage and Lab as well as producing the world premiere of Tracy Letts’s Killer Joe. He has also directed projects for Steppenwolf’s First Look, Famous Door Theatre, Northlight Theatre, American Blues, Hartford Stage Company, Links Hall and several times for A Red Orchid Theatre. He studied acting and theater at Northwestern and received his MFA in Performance from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is the Head of Graduate Acting at The Theatre School at DePaul University.