Adjunct Professor of Theatre
Michael has recently served as a an adjunct professor for GFU theatre, teaching acting for Shakespeare and theatre history and serving at guest director for The Taming of the Shrew in 2010. Michael received his BA in Theatre from Castleton State College and was subsequently accepted into the world-renowned Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College. Following a three-year touring stint with Ringling Bros., Michael furthered his education at the Dell 'Arte International School of Physical Theater in Blue Lake, California. He was then recruited by the Tears of Joy Puppet Theatre in Portland, Oregon, and for three years, performing shows throughout the United States. Most recently Michael has spent time creating, directing, and performing original works throughout Europe, North America, and Asia. He is the co-founder of the Nomadic Theatre Company in Portland, Oregon, and the producer of the Portland, Oregon chapter of Clowns Without Borders, a non-profit organization that provides entertainment to underprivileged communities throughout the world. Michael currently hold a Master of Fine Arts in Directing from the University of Portland.