Michael Place is a Brooklyn based theatre artist originally from Seattle, Washington. As an actor, credits include: Clybourne Park (Cincinnati Playhouse), Romeo and Juliet, Hedda Gabler, Miracle! (Intiman Theatre), The Ocean All Around Us (Portland Center Stage), Myra’s War, The Water Station, Suite for Strangers (Pacific Performance Project/East), The Outsiders, The Neverending Story (Seattle Children’s Theatre), Romeo and Juliet, Merchant of Venice, Much Ado About Nothing (Seattle Shakespeare Company), Bud, Not Buddy (Book-It Repertory Theatre), Madama Butterfly (Opera Omaha) and ten productions with Washington Ensemble Theatre where he was a founding artistic director and where he also directed The Mistakes Madeline Made and Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo. Michael is an associate artist with P3/East, was a co-artistic director of the Yale Cabaret and is the founding artistic producer of One Coast Collaboration, an annual new play lab connecting national playwrights with Seattle based theatre companies. Michael holds a BA from the University of Washington and an MFA from the Yale School of Drama.