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Office Location: E-104
Phone: (201) 493-3615
Email: jbumgardner@bergen.edu

James ‘Jim’ Bumgardner (Professor/Producer) – earned an MFA in directing from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY and a BA in Theatre and Romance Languages from St. Andrews University in Laurinburg, NC.  He is a professor of theatre arts and is the producer for Bergenstages, the theatre arts program at Bergen.  Jim has previously taught at Seton Hall University, St. Thomas Aquinas College, and Hofstra University.  He has worked as an actor in New York City at the Lamb’s Theatre, Soho Playhouse, Ubu Rep., Judith Anderson Theatre, Playwright’s Horizons, Actor’s Advent and the Actor’s Playhouse.  Regionally, he has worked all along the East Coast, as far south as Boca Raton, FL and as far north as Whitefield, NH.  He is a member of A.E.A, and SAG/Aftra.  Some of his directing credits include Into the Woods, Guys and Dolls, Oh, Coward!, South Pacific, Company, The Threepenny Opera, Making God Laugh, The 1940’s Radio Hour, The Heiress, The Hollow, A Murder Is Announced, Cabaret, Brigadoon, Kiss Me, Kate, South Pacific, Damn, Yankees!, Godspell, and Kindertransport.  Jim is also the co-advisor for Bergen PRIDE, the LGBTQ+ Alliance of BCC – bergen.edu/student-life/virtual-lgbtq-center/