Michael Place

 Michael is an actor, director, producer and educator originally from Seattle. He has appeared on-stage at Intiman, Cincinnati Playhouse, Portland Center Stage, ACT, Seattle Children’s Theatre, The Drama League, Seattle Shakespeare Company, Here Arts Center, Yale Repertory Theatre, Book-It and in ten productions as a founding co-artistic director of Washington Ensemble Theatre (’04-’09) and in five productions with Pacific Performance Project/East.  He has directed productions at the Moore Theatre, ACTlab, WET, Here Arts Center, Cornish and the Yale Cabaret, where he was a co-artistic director (Cab44). Michael is the associate artistic director of P3/East, is on faculty at the Seattle Film Institute, Lakeside School and Cornish College of the Arts, is the co-director of the Seattle Children’s Theatre’s YAI program and is the founding curator of One Coast Collaboration, a national bridge-building new play festival. Michael holds a BA from the University of Washington and an MFA from the Yale School of Drama where he was a recipient of the Oliver Thorndike Acting Award.