Creating live/filmed theatre in times of COVID
Been doing lots of fun and exciting work directing Grad Dramas at AMDA this year. If you want to see some of my work with the students please request a link. Michaelblatt79@gmail.com
At Home Films
So excited to announce the launch of my film production company At Home Films! Our mission is to create new and original theatrical work in the time of COVID. Check out our work. Password: The Three Sisters
Hell Freezes Over
Our first film Hell Freezes Over has launched on YouTube! This is the first in a series of films that are experimental in nature and have exciting original theatrical content. Hell Freezes Over is written by Liv Hardin and directed by Michael Blatt. Featuring Liv Hardin and Raymond Corrado Knutsen. Edited by Raymond Corrado Knutsen.
Having an amazing spring semester at AMDA
So happy to be continuing in person teaching and directing at AMDA! I will be teaching Intermediate and Advanced Scene Study as well as directing three Senior Graduation Drama Showcases!
Michael is a New York City based director and actor and theatre educator. As a Director, Michael has worked in Bergen, Norway where he directed a new Norwegian translation of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music. Michael Produced/Directed Hello Again by Michael John LaChiusa off Broadway at The Producers Club and All Kinds of People which toured NYC schools this past winter. Other directing credits include The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels for Actors Theatre of Indiana. Curtains, By Jupiter for The Village Light Opera Company. At Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center Michael directed Prom Queen the Musical (US Premiere) Guys and Dolls, Meet Me in St Louis, Brigadoon, Rent and On the Town. He directed a world premiere of a new play Where a Certain Future by James Howard Carr at Northern Michigan University. Michael is a recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Director Award for his work in Wimberley at The Midtown International Theatre Festival and winner of Best Director Award 2019 at The Strawberry Festival , NYC for his work directing Opportunity . Michael is a member of The Playwriting and Directing Workshop at The Actors Studio.
Michael is currently an adjunct Professor at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC directing/teaching in the Acting Department. As an actor, Michael has toured Europe in the European Tour of Hair, performed at the Kennedy Center Gala with Elaine Stritch and Marvin Hamlisch.
Michael has an MFA in Directing from The Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University and a BFA from NYU, Tisch School of the Arts. He is a proud member of AEA, SAG/AFTRA and SDC.
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