Michael Bloom

Michael Bloom is a writer-director whose work has been seen Off-Broadway, at many regional theatres, and in Japan. He adapted Jane Austen's Emma for Cleveland Play House, where he was artistic director, and Ostrovsky's Artists and Admirers. He is the author of Thinking Like A Director and numerous articles for American Theatre Magazine and The New York Times. Off-Broadway he directed the NY premiere of Sight Unseen at Manhattan Theatre Club for which he received a Drama Desk nomination. Regional work includes Gross Indecency at Huntington Theatre Company (Elliot Norton Award, Best production) and the premiere of Dinner with Friends at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Other theatres include Williamstown Theatre Festival, South Coast Rep, Berkeley Rep, Old Globe Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, Milwaukee Rep, Geffen Playhouse, Paper Mill Playhouse, Kansas City Rep, and Seattle Rep. In Tokyo he directed The Glass Menagerie and The Miracle Worker. Local productions include Oh, G-d at Mosaic Theater and The Invisible Hand and The Price at Olney Theatre Center. He is grateful to Theater J and Folger Theatre for producing the world premiere of his adaptation of Nathan the Wise

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