Michael Bernard

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Lecturer

Bio

Ten years as Associate Artistic Director for The 52nd Street Project (a Nationally recognized company that creates theater with professionals and kids from Hell’s Kitchen NYC). Since moving to Santa Barbara; Stephano in The Tempest (Santa Barbara, Butrint Albania, and Bitola Macedonia) Gayev in The Cherry Orchard, (Santa Barbara and Bitola Macedonia) and Cassius in Julius Caesar (Santa Barbara, Yerevan Armenia, and Tbilisi Georgia) with the LitMoon Theater Company. King Charles/William Scott/Lady Davenant in Or, Richard Nixon in, Nixon's Nixon, and Sorn in Stupid F-ing Bird with Elements Theater Collective. Francis in One Man Two Guvnors with The Theater Group at SBCC. Member of Immediate Theater improv company in LA. Michael teaches in the Theater Programs at UCSB and SBCC, The Young Playwrights Festival ETC, and Improvisation at the Creative Arts Workshop. BFA Acting, Boston University. MA Educational Theater, New York University.

Research

Improvisational Theater

Courses

Theater Games
Ensemble Devising
Improvisational Acting
Advanced Acting