Flordelino Lagundino is a director, actor, theater instructor, and freelance photographer whose work in photography may be seen at www.lagundinophotography.com.


Flordelino is a recipient of the 2017 Drama League Fall Directing Fellowship.  He is currently appearing as Nhan/Khue in the upcoming Mixed Blood Theatre production of Vietgone and recently directed a reading of The Men My Mother Loved by Soo-Jin Lee with Pipeline Playwrights.


This past year, Flordelino performed as Escalus/Abhorson in the The Old Globe “Globe For All Tour” of Measure for Measure, worked as the associate producer at La Jolla Playhouse, and also directed Sweeney Todd at Perseverance Theatre and the Wearable Art Extravaganza with Juneau Arts and Humanities Council in Juneau, Alaska. In June/July 2015, he worked in the acting company at Oregon Shakespeare Festival understudying the roles of Lepidus/Scarus in Antony and Cleopatra, Jiang in Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land, and Angie the Ox in Guys and Dolls. In August 2015, he worked as a teacher and director with International Theatre and Literacy Project at Agahozo Shalom Youth Village in Rwanda.


Flordelino is the artistic director of Leviathan Lab (www.leviathanlab.com) and Generator Theater Company (www.generatortheater.org). His directing credits include Like a LIzard, Words Words, Adaptation of ‘The Woodcutter and the Heavenly Maiden’, Passage, Bear in Stream, and a reading of Nandita Shenoy’s Esspy (Leviathan Lab); Flipzoids, True West, Shakespeare’s R&J, the world premiere of The Reincarnation of Stories, and co-direction of [title of show] (Generator Theatre Company); Animals Out of Paper, Doubt, Yellowman, the World Premieres of Cedar House and Brother by Ishmael Hope, Topdog/Underdog, and the world premiere of Voyage (Perseverance Theatre); Sweeney Todd (Juneau Symphony); Far Away (Yale Cabaret); a developmental reading of Indian School Stories (The Flashpoint’s Mead Theatre Lab); The Sound of a Voice (Tsunami Theatre), Blood on the Moon (Worcester State University); In the Next Room (or the vibrator play), Much Ado About Nothing, Stone Cold Dead Serious, In the Blood, and readings of plays by Katie Pearl and Dalia Taha (Brown University/Trinity Repertory Company).


As the artistic leader of Leviathan Lab, the company has produced Ghost Stories - a reading of three original short musicals inspired by Asian ghost stories - by Sam Chanse & Bob Kelly, Kate Baldwin Eng & Jeff Tang, and Yan Li & Jason Purdy. Ghost Stories was curated by Robert Lee and directed by BD Wong. Leviathan Lab has also produced After School Playmaking at P.S. 124 as well as a reading of ESSPY by Nandita Shenoy with the Queens College Kupferberg Center First Acts Series.


As an actor, Flordelino has performed regionally at The Shakespeare Theatre Company under the direction of Michael Kahn, The Old Globe, The Kennedy Center, Mixed Blood Theatre, African Continuum Theatre Company, The Folger Theatre, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, ZACH Theatre, Perseverance Theatre, Imagination Stage, Tsunami Theatre Company, The Last Frontier Theatre Conference, Young Playwrights’ Theatre, Austin Script Works, Source Theater Festival, and was a guest artist with Living Stage Theatre Company. As a member of the Perseverance Theatre acting company, he performed in Hamlet, Hair, Twelfth Night, The Importance of Being Earnest, Noises Off, The Last Five Years, The Who’s Tommy, The Inspector General, 8 Stars of Gold, King Island Christmas, and the World Premieres of the musical The Long Season by Fabian Obispo and Chay Yew and the musical Yeast Nation by Mark Hollman and Greg Kotis, the Tony Award-winning creators of Urinetown


Flordelino is a graduate of the MFA directing program at Brown University/Trinity Repertory Company. With support from Brown University, he has taught and directed with International Theater and Literacy Project at Agohozo Shalom Youth Village in Rwanda. Flordelino was the lead producer for the founding of Romp of Otters, the graduate theater company at Brown University/Trinity Repertory Company, coordinating the company’s first fourteen productions and directing the new musical A Miracle on Aborn Street by Ian McNeely.


From 2005 to 2009, Flordelino worked as an artist and administrator at Perseverance Theatre in Juneau, Alaska, holding the positions of marketing director and director of the university program at University of Alaska at Southeast. Flordelino was the 2009-2010 Allen Lee Hughes directing fellow at Arena Stage in Washington, DC, where he was a member of the artistic development team under associate artistic director David Dower and worked as the assistant director to artistic director Molly Smith (The Light in the Piazza), Lisa Peterson (The Quality of Life), Evan Yionoulis (Workshop of The Redhand Guitar), Amanda Dehnert (The Fantasticks), Kenny Leon (Stickfly), and Charles Randolph-Wright (Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Ladies with choreography by Maurice Hines). While at Arena, he was privileged to direct one of the winning plays from the Arena Stage 2010 Student Playwrights Project Ten-Minute Play Competition, How to Talk Fish and Sing Pretty Songs by Duke Ellington School of the Arts 12th-grader Diamante Dorsey.


As a directing fellow at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, he assisted Ping Chong on the World Premiere stage adaptation of Akira Kurosawa’s Throne of Blood and continued with the production to the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s 2010 Next Wave Festival. He also assisted James Bundy on Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance at Yale Repertory Theatre.


Flordelino was a directing fellow in the Kennedy Center’s Master Class in The Collaborative Process with designers Ming Cho Lee and Constance Hoffman. He founded and was the artistic director of Tsunami Theatre in Washington, DC, which was dedicated to developing the work of Asian American theatre artists. He has taught acting at Brown University, the University of Texas at Austin, and at the University of Alaska - Southeast.


Originally from Washington, DC, Flordelino has lived in Japan, South Korea, Bolivia, England, Texas, Rhode Island, California and Alaska.  He currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.


MFA in directing, Brown University/Trinity Repertory Company

MFA in acting, secondary concentration in directing, The University of Texas at Austin

 
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