Bonnie Bryson is currently serving as Secretary/Treasurer of Duende.
Bonnie has BA degrees in English and Theatre from Fresno State and an MFA in Acting from UC Davis. She studied Shakespearean acting at LAMDA in London and acted in theatrical productions and commercials in Los Angeles. Then, through doing substitute teaching to pay the bills, Bonnie discovered a passion for teaching, got a teaching credential from Cal State Northridge, and taught high school English and Drama for 20 years. She directed plays and musicals, entered Drama festivals, and put on an annual “Dinner With Shakespeare” evening of scenes and music from Shakespeare plays. Bonnie has acted and directed locally at Stage 3 and SRT, and taught drama to elementary school students at Columbia, Curtis Creek and Sonora Elementary Schools through grants from the California Arts Council. She is currently working with Rick Foster coaching high school students participating in Poetry Out Loud.