Tom Costello is a New York-based director from Ithaca, NY. He is the Director of Artistic Development for Pipeline Theatre Company and administers its PlayLab, a residency for new work of unbridled imagination. He is an Associate Artist at the Flea Theater where he directed the world premieres of Smoke by Kim Davies and The Wundelsteipen (and other difficult roles for young people) by Nick Jones. He spent three years working with Dramatic Adventure Theatre, bringing theater artists to underserved communities in Ecuador and Slovakia to teach acting and devise plays about the lives they encountered. He is the Artistic Director of the Atlantic Theater's alumni program where he also serves as a faculty member for the NYU and Conservatory programs. Tom is a proud graduate of the BFA program at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and a 2017 Drama League Directing Fellow.