Darren Michael, M.F.A.,
Darren Michael received his B.A. in Theatre from Ouachita Baptist University and an M. F. A. in Performance from the University of Southern Mississippi. He has training in mask work, the commedia dell’arte and Shakespeare from Bretton Hall College (the University of Leeds) in England, stage combat from the Society of American Fight Directors, and has been a professional actor/director/playwright in commercial, film and stage around the Southeast for nearly two decades now, including work with the Roxy Regional Theatre, Theatre West Virginia, and headlining the historical action/stunt show, Daniel Boone: The Man and the Legend. As a writer, his latest works - Willie Nelson Ain’t Dead, A Widow Safe and Secure, Lyla Builds a Spaceship, and Feathers – have been featured in Playhouse Nashville's Ten Minute Playhouse for the last two years. He is currently the President Elect of the Tennessee Theatre Association and a member of the Dramatists Guild. He is a constant writer, board game fanatic and huge St. Louis Cardinals fan. For more information about Darren's work, feel free to visit his website: www.darrenvanmichael.com.