Directing

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Past Projects

Michael has directed Marya Sea Kaminski on two solo shows at the Frye Art Museum and Here Arts Center in NYC, respectively.

At Washington Ensemble Theatre, Michael has directed Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo by Rajiv Joseph, The Mistakes Madeline Made by Elizabeth Meriwether, and Dirty by Andrew Hinderaker

At Yale Cabaret, Rey Planta by Manuela Infante and Radio Station by Devon Smith and Michael Place, inspired by the work of Shogo Ohta

With Boots-Up Productions, Boots (devised) and A Cure for Pain by Stephanie Timm

And Pronoun by Evan Placey at Lakeside High School.

Reviews

“Michael Place directs his cast with perfect pitch and flawless rhythm.”
-Tim Appelo, Seattle Post-Intelligencer

“Meriwether’s play…is brought to brilliant life by director Michael Place…”
-David Schmader, The Stranger

“With a skilled mix of sounds, lights and monologue … director Michael Place DRA ’12 makes an otherwise static play come to life.” – Yanan Wang, Yale Daily News

“…there is an urgency, a largeness of vision here, which director Michael Place and his strong Washington Ensemble Theatre cast seize upon in the play’s Seattle debut.    -Misha Berson, The Seattle Times

“This Washington Ensemble Theatre production—directed by founding member Michael Place, vibrates with a heat so vicious you could see it rippling off a desert highway…” -Gemma Wilson, City Arts Magazine

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