Michael Sexton, Director

MICHAEL SEXTON is the Artistic Director of The Shakespeare Society, where he has directed evenings featuring F. Murray Abraham, Richard Easton, Elizabeth Marvel, Kristine Nielsen, Stephen Greenblatt, and Byron Jennings. Freelance work includes: How Love is Spelt by Chloe Moss (SPF); Wildlife by Victor Lodato (SPF); Learning Curve by Rogelio Martinez (Samuel Beckett Theater); Stealing Sweets and Punching People by Phil Porter (SPF); So Close by Marin Gazzaniga (Rising Phoenix); Rinne Groff's Orange Lemon Egg Canary (Humana Festival), Jimmy Carter Was a Democrat (PS122, The Kitchen, Clubbed Thumb), and The Ruby Sunrise (Sundance Theater Lab); Trudy Blue by Marsha Norman (MCC); Far Away by Caryl Churchill (Associate Director w/Stephen Daldry, NYTW); The Misanthrope (CSC); The Last Days of Don Juan (Juilliard School, Guest Artist); R&J (NYU Grad Acting, Guest Artist); Closer (Portland Center Stage); The Man Who Came to Dinner (Playmakers Rep); The Secret Order (Laguna Playhouse); Finally Flannery (NYTW); My First Radical by Rogelio Martinez (New Dramatists); Aunt Pieces (Cherry Lane); Big Night (Public Theater); Ain Gordon's Wally's Ghost (Soho Rep) and Birdseed Bundles (DTW). Michael has been Director in Residence at both the Public Theater and New Dramatists. He is a regular Guest Director at the Graduate Acting Program at NYU and the Juilliard School, where recent productions include A Lie of the Mind, Henry IV, pt. 1, In the Blood, The Hostage, The Erotic Nature of Funerals, Love's Labor's Lost, and Find Some Planets. He co-edited (with Tim Page) Four Plays by Dawn Powell (Steerforth Press). He was born in Brooklyn.

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