Love and Information by Caryl Churchill directed by Michael Place
One Coast Collaboration’s nine-year theatrical dinner party
Michael Place is an actor, director, producer and teaching artist originally from and based in Seattle, Washington
Selected acting credits include: Nero in The Octavia by Anne Washburn, The Mechanics of Love (Drama League) Clybourne Park (Cincinnati Playhouse), Children’s Hour, John Baxter is a Switch Hitter, Romeo and Juliet, Hedda Gabler, Miracle! (Intiman Theatre), The Ocean All Around Us (Portland Center Stage), Myra’s War, The Water Station, Suite for Strangers (Pacific Performance Project/East), The Outsiders, The Neverending Story (Seattle Children’s Theatre), Romeo and Juliet, Merchant of Venice, Much Ado About Nothing (Seattle Shakespeare Company), Bud, Not Buddy (Book-It Repertory Theatre), Madama Butterfly (Opera Omaha) and ten productions with Washington Ensemble Theatre where he was a founding co-artistic director and where he directed The Mistakes Madeline Made, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo and Dirty. Other directing credits include Stupid Fucking Bird, A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes, Love and Information, Achilles in Sparta, and O Beautiful at Cornish College of the Arts, Mary Poppins at the Moore Theatre, Woman at the Well at the Here Arts Center, Rey Planta and Radio Station at Yale Cabaret, and Dirty a co-production with ACT & WET. Michael appeared the feature film ECCO and in a international commercial for Amazon Alexa.
The associate artistic director for P3/East, Michael has trained in Suzuki Method and Ohta’s Slow Tempo for over 20 years with master teachers Robyn Hunt and Steve Pearson. He has taught the P3/East Methodology at Cincinnati Playhouse, Portland Center Stage, South Carolina University, Seattle Repertory Theatre, University of Washington, Yale University, Cornish College of the Arts, Chez Bushwick, Maggie Flanigan Studios in Manhattan, Seattle University, was the co-director of the Seattle Children’s Theater’s YAI program and has been on faculty with the Cornish College of the Arts and the Seattle Film Institute. Michael currently teaches and directs at Lakeside School in Seattle.
Michael is also the founding creative producer of One Coast Collaboration an annual new play lab connecting national playwrights with Seattle based theatre companies and was co-artistic director of Yale Cabaret (44). Michael holds a BA from the University of Washington and an MFA from the Yale School of Drama where he was the recipient of the Oliver Thorndike Acting Award.