Executive Administrative Assistant
Michael is an administrator, actor/playwright, and educator joining us from New York City. Originally from Texas, Michael graduated from Hardin-Simmons University in 2019 and has spent the last few years as an administrator for several offices in Downtown Manhattan. While in the city, Michael performed professionally for multiple regional and touring production companies, including Daniel Tiger Live! with RWS Entertainment Group and the Cinderella (UK) National Tour with Lee-Alliston Productions' American branch. Michael has also performed internationally and competitively, most notably at the International Fringe Festival (2016) in Edinburgh, Scotland, and with the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, the latter of which recognizes him as a finalist for both the Musical Theatre Initiative and Irene Ryan Acting competitions. Michael has had select original plays produced by Pine Warehouse Productions (2019) and NYC's Summer Strawberry Festival (2020), and his written work has been reviewed by artists in residence at Throughline Artists (NYC), the Ensemble Studio Theatre (NYC), and the Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica, California.
Michael is also an established arts educator, having partnered with numerous private enrichment companies in NYC, the International Montessori School, and, (during the Covid-19 national lockdown), founded and directed a virtual fine arts and extracurricular immersion program, Starving Artists Private Education, in order to provide students with quality arts education while school systems adjusted to online teaching.
Michael is very excited to jump in headfirst at Enlightened Theatrics and can't wait to be blown away by the arts community of Salem!