Part-Time Lecturer of Theater
M.F.A. Florida State University
Fine Arts Building, Room 264
Damon Bonetti is a Philadelphia-based actor, director, musician, and Part-Time Lecturer at Rutgers–Camden, where he directed The Shape of Things and Proof. At Rutgers, Damon teaches Acting I (Intro to Acting and Action), II (Modern American and Turn of the Century), and III (Shakespeare), Acting on Film, and a Business of Acting / Audition Prep Class. He has performed or directed at many of the area theaters including the Walnut Street Theater, Philadelphia Theater Company, Lantern Theater, Theater Exile, Philadelphia Shakespeare Theater, Passage Theater, Hedgerow Theater and Theater Horizon. Damon is the Co-Founding Artistic Director of the Philadelphia Artists’ Collective, a site-specific theater company, dedicated to the performance of rare classical plays. For the PAC he has directed The Sea Plays (aboard the Tall Ship Gazela), Changes of Heart, Blood Wedding (co-production with the Mandel Professionals in Residence Project at Drexel University), He Who Gets Slapped (partnership with the Philadelphia School of Circus Art), and The White Devil.
As an actor he has appeared in The Duchess of Malfi, Creditors, and All’s Well That Ends Well, as well as adapting a two-man version of A Christmas Carol. He is a three time Barrymore Nominee (Outstanding Director, Outstanding Supporting Actor, Outstanding Ensemble) and his company, The PAC, won the 2015 June and Steve Wolfson Award for an Emerging Theater Company. Damon appears extensively on film, commercials and is heard in voice-overs. He received his BA in Theater from DeSales University and earned his MFA at Florida State University/Asolo Conservatory. He is an adjunct professor at Drexel and Rowan Universities and is the lead guitarist for Jawbone Junction.