Though originally from British Columbia, Mike has spent the last couple years working across Canada especially in Calgary, PEI and Sackville, New Brunswick. He currently resides as the Crake Fellow in Drama at Mt. Allison University where he directs and teaches Commedia dell’Arte, Voice and Movement, and Devised Theatre Methods. Mike has also taught Acting and Directing at the University of Calgary.
Mike has recently adapted a new version of Alice in Wonderland, first produced at the Watermark Theatre in the summer of 2013. His production of the new Commedia dell’Arte play The Wooers’ Woods will be remounted for the Calgary International Children’s Festival in May.
Mike holds a Masters of Fine Arts Directing from the University of Calgary as well as both his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting and his Bachelor of Education from the University of British Columbia. Mike also studied Commedia dell’Arte in Reggio Emilia, Italy, with Antonio Fava, a style in which he often writes, directs, and teaches.