Tom Costello is a New York based director, the Director of Artistic Development for Pipeline Theatre Company and an Associate Artist at the Flea Theater. With the Flea he has directed the world premieres of Smoke by Kim Davies (NYT Critics Pick) and The Wundelsteipen by Nick Jones. With Pipeline Theatre Company he has directed Sleepless City by Tim Chawaga, Shakespeare the Dead by Alex Mills, Matrimony by Matt Barbot, where the dreams are by Charly Evon Simpson and Bubble and Squeak by Evan Twohy (Samuel French finalist). With Libra Theater Company he directed The Thirteenth Commandment by Joshua H. Cohen which was nominated for seven IT Awards, winning two. With Dramatic Adventure he traveled to Slovakia and Ecuador to perform community service and created devised productions with actors from multiple countries. As an actor, he most recently performed in Sarah Gancher’s The Place We Built at the Flea Theater. He has taught at the Atlantic Acting School for the past ten years and directed numerous student productions, most recently Sarah Ruhl’s Passion Play.