Welcome to the website for playwright and director Dean Lundquist.
Dean is an award-winning writer, director, actor and instructor. He holds dual Masters degrees in Playwriting from NYU, Tisch School of the Arts and Directing from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Additionally, he underwent actor training at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. A member of the Dramatists Guild of America and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, Dean’s plays have been performed throughout the English-speaking world. Additionally, he has had the pleasure of directing at Playwrights Horizons in New York City and on three different continents. He has taught locally at Lasalle College of the Arts and the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts.
Born in California, but now residing in Singapore, Dean has enjoyed considerable success in the theatre as a playwright, actor and director. He also enjoys teaching writing, directing and acting.
As a writer he has had plays performed in the USA, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Canada and Australia. His first full-length play, “Jennifers”, was a finalist at Action Theatre (Singapore) Theatre Idols Contest in 2009. He won the inaugural Short+Sweet Singapore award for Best Director for Alex Broun’s “10,000 Cigarettes” in 2007. He also won the inaugural Short+Sweet Malaysia award as Best Playwright for “I Can Tell Your Handbag is Fake”. The play also netted the People’s Choice Award based on audience voting, and the play’s director, Melissa Teoh garnered the award for Best Director. In the same festival he directed the Short+Sweet Award for Best Overall Production of Alex Broun’s “Somewhere Between the Sky and the Sea”.
Dean is an independent theatre artist and member of the Dramatists Guild of America, Inc., and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, Inc., an independent labor union.