Michael discovered the power of stories when He was living abroad in Germany for four months in college: He saw there how profoundly history shapes people’s present. Back in the US, He founded Bates College’s Storytelling Club, to engage people from the community in exchanging stories from their everyday lives. He then worked on a team to tell the history of mill work in Lewiston, Maine; that project was immensely powerful to him, but He wanted to know how to bring the stories to life, so he moved to New York to study Applied Theatre at the CUNY School of Professional Studies.
He studied how to use theatre for education and community development, with a focus on theatre-based work to address masculinity. Springing from that work, He taught theatre in schools for a number of years and formed my company Man Question, which produces workshops and a performance festival to redefine what it means to be a man.
In this podcast you will hear:
- Michael describing the work he does
- A third modality that Michael incorporates into his work
- How he can bring together all three of the very distinct things that he does into one service package
- About the workshop that he created and they bring it into institutions and universities across the country that allow people to explore masculinity
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