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Mitch Michelson – Comedy

Mitch will be tutoring at StageWise 2018.

Mitch Mitchelson - StageWise - Acting & ClowningMitch Michelson is a free-lance director, teacher and performer. He has worked extensively at drama schools and universities in the UK.

He has run workshops for the National Theatre (UK), Royal Shakespeare Company and National Youth Theatre (UK). He also has an international profile running workshops in Hong Kong, France, Italy, Austria, Belgium and Ireland and Luxembourg.

He collaborated with the Turner prize artist Jeremy Deller on re-enactments of the routines of Jacques Tati on the beaches of Folkstone. As a film consultant for the National Centre for Circus Arts, he work-shopped and introduced the Harry Potter actor Danial Radcliffe to clowning and slapstick.

He has run workshops in the art of farce for the Bernard Shaw Theatre in Carlow, Ireland.

Directing projects include Arnold Wesker’s “The Kitchen” for Fourth Monkey Theatre Company, “Lysistrita” for actors of Dionysus, devised productions of the works of Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Italo Calvino for Theatre On Your Door Step, Twickenham, London, and one-act plays by Dario Fo and Feydeau for a student drama festival at St Mary’s University, London. He has recently worked as an associate director for Osborne and What, adapting and co-directing a circus theatre version of William Wharton’s novel “Birdy” for a national tour. He has just completed an intensive programme on theatre devising producing one-act plays with young acting students.

He recently directed Alan Ayckbourn’s “A Small Family Business” at Theatre on Your Doorstop, Twickenham, London. He has visited Luxembourg to work with Actor’s Repertory Company on their office, corporate culture “Big Boys”. He recently co-directed a multimedia tribute to the writer John Berger at the British Library featuring musicians such as Gavin Bryars, filmmaker Sally Potter and actor Toby Jones. He is currently devising a Bouffon play with young actors from East 15 Drama School.