Michael has directed nearly 50 professional productions in nine languages, including national theatres in Canada, Serbia, Kosovo, Romania, and Hungary. He has appeared as a featured guest artist at 8 international theatre festivals: MESS Festival (Sarajevo, BiH), FITS Sibiu, (ROM), FIST Belgrade, (SRB), Ideo/Ideis Festival Alexandria, (ROM), IUGTE Festival Malpils, (LVA); InFoMaT Athens, (GR); A.N.F.I. Festival Kraljevo, (SRB); OITF Odessa, (UKR). BoxWhatBox, Michael’s internationally recognised performance creation and actor-training system, has featured in more than 20 countries on five continents, including work in Jyväskylä (FIN), Kampala (UG), Accra (GH), and Beirut (LB). Classically trained as an actor in London (Eng.) at LAMDA and New York City at the HB Studio, Michael has a PhD from the University of Toronto and is Full Professor of Theatre at Acadia University (CA). Most recently Michael has led BWB workshops in Canada, CATT Intensives in Dublin and Amsterdam, and created and directed Eurydika, the feature performance of the A.N.F.I. Teatar Festival in Kraljevo, Serbia. He is at work writing and directing a new production titled Image of the Image with the Grupa Theatre (Serbia). Michael is the Founder and Executive Director of the Centre for Alternative Theatre Training (CATT), an international, intercultural actor training intensive which takes place annually in Europe.