Bonnie Discepolo (she/they) is a Los Angeles based writer, director and actor. Discepolo is the first American artist descended from a family of Argentine-Italian playwrights, directors, actors, and composers, credited with originating the Latin American dramatic style “El Criollo Grotesco,” which is a mixture of tragicomic satire and domestic discord.
In line with her family heritage, Bonnie Discepolo writes and directs films that tackle socio-political issues - like abortion, trans kids, and sex work - through the lens of comedy and domestic discord. Bonnie’s films have played many film festivals domestically, and internationally to great acclaim, including Tribeca, SXSW, SCAD, Nantucket, Bentonville, Fantastic Fest, Overlook Film Festival and the Cannes International Film Market.
Additionally, Bonnie can be seen on Robert Rodriguez’s “Rebel Without a Crew the Series.” Where she directed an ‘El Mariachi’ style feature film 'Grandma's House' in two weeks on a seven thousand dollar budget under Mr. Rodriguez’s mentorship.
Discepolo is an alumna of the Moscow Art Theatre School in Russia, Boston University’s School of Theatre Arts, and the Atlantic Theatre Company.
In addition to filmmaking, Discepolo is a professional actor who’s work can currently be seen in theatres around the world in, Guardian’s of the Galaxy Volume 3, Shazam: Fury of The Gods, Hypnotic, and as a lead guest star on Brian Tee’s directorial debut in season 8 of Chicago Med.