Michael Place is an actor, director, producer and teaching artists originally from Seattle, Washington
Acting credits include: The Mechanics of Love (Drama League) Clybourne Park (Cincinnati Playhouse), 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 artistic director and where he also directed The Mistakes Madeline Made and Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo. Other directing credits include Woman at the Well (Here Arts Center), Rey Planta and Radio Station (Yale Cabaret), and Dirty (ACT/WET).
The associate artistic director for P3/East, Michael has trained in Suzuki Method and Ohta’s Slow Tempo for over a decade with master teachers Robyn Hunt and Steve Pearson. He has taught the P3/East Methodology at Cincinnati Playhouse, Portland Center Stage, Seattle Seattle Repertory Theatre, University of Washington, Yale University, Cornish College of the Arts, Chez Bushwick and is on regular faculty with the Seattle Children’s Theatre YAI program and Maggie Flanigan Studios in Manhattan.
Michael is also the founding creative producer of One Coast Collaboration, an annual new play lab connecting national playwrights with Seattle based theatre companies, is a member of the Intiman Collective 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.