Headshots (1)Molly Bunder

Education Director / Resident Artist

Molly (she/her) is the Education Director at Filament Theatre, where she has been a resident artist and educator since 2014. She designs and teaches Filament’s school residencies, camps, classes, and training programs–including SPARK curator training. Molly teaches theatre as a tool for community engagement and empowerment. She works with young people, women’s organizations, first-generation college students, returning citizens, and those experiencing homelessness. She has taught for the award-winning Toonspeak Young People’s Theatre (Glasgow, Scotland), the University of Glasgow, Chicago Ideas Week, Emerald City Theatre, Mudlark Theatre, Adler Arts Center, DePaul University, the University of Chicago(TRiO) and Purdue University.

As an artist in residence, Molly has appeared in Filament productions like The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles, Robin Hood, Fog Island, Lifeboat, The Monster in the Hall, The Snow Queen, and Crossing Six Corners. Additional Chicago credits include: Goodman Theatre, Stone Soup Shakespeare, where she is a company member; TUTA, Strawdog, Northbrook Theatre, Three Crows, and the Women’s Theatre Alliance. British credits include: the Tron, Arches, Byre-St. Andrews (Scotland) and the SoHo Theatre and Hampstead (London). She received her MA in Acting from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and her BA from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College. Molly lives in Portage Park.

Filament Productions featuring Molly: The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles (The Soprano, et al.), Robin Hood (Little John, et al.), Fog IslandLifeboat, The Monster in the Hall, The Snow Queen (2014), Crossing Six Corners