Devin Burnam is a playwright, actor, and screenwriter who lives on a small sailboat in the Hudson River. He loves the water, but sometimes fears that he will come home and find that his boat has sailed off without him.
Recent play productions include Suicide Sundays at The Producers Club, The Carnival at the Funeral at The Brick in Williamsburg as part of Ontological's Tiny Theatre Fest, as well as a two-person one-man show By the Time Kurt Cobain Was Your Age He Was Dead at Dixon Place, which he wrote, directed, and performed.
Numerals as part of the Strawberry One Act Festival and The Homeaway self-produced at New York Comedy Club.
He wrote and directed "Will You Love Me When I'm Gone" for the 48 Hour Film Festival.
Since 2007 he has been acting extensively with the theatre company Sister Sylvest presents in productions including Boxman, The Screens, and Play America: Life is Short Wear Your Party Pants.
He has worked with the Combustive Motor Corp. in Brooklyn on productions of Michael Stumm's "How to Act" and the New Orleans based performance troupe BINGO's live music and video installations. From 2003-2005 he was in charge of theatre and spoken word at Asterisk Young Artists Project in Bushwick. He has traveled extensively in India filming the plight of manual scavengers and village sex workers within the Dalit community for the documentary "Buried in Plain Sight."
He is a winner of the 2006 Gumball 3000 Screenplay Competition, Adrien Brody judging.
He received his BA in English Literature from Columbia University. While an undergraduate, he was a founding member of the King's Crown Shakespeare Troupe, an independent undergraduate troupe which staged one Shakespeare production each spring in an interactice, outdoor setting, and one modern play in a traditional theater each fall.