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The Karens Opens 8/13

Virtual Performances begin 8/13 and runs through the 27th!

 

For tickets and more information click here.

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Directing New Reading

I will be directing a reading of How I Learned to Ready by Moonlight by Gaven Trinidad for Levianthan Theatre.

 

It will stream June 2021.

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Directing A New Show

I will be directing The Karens, a New Comedy by Peter Gray, for The Muse Collective.

 

It will stream Summer 2021.

In high school, they were The Heathers: powerful mean girls extraordinaire. Now, they’re The Karens: privileged, bored, shrilly taking out their superficial anxieties on anybody who gets close to them. Disgusted by the type they’ve become, three moms join together to reconnect with their inner high school selves. To be Mean Girls with a Cause: holding the privileged White Women of America to task. 

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Directing New Virtual Show

A new virtual interactive 'whodunit' performance with Echo Theatre.

Opening April 2nd, 2021

It’s 1960, and two bodies have been discovered in the lake at East L.A.’s Hollenbeck Park, right below the newly-built section of the Golden State Freeway that runs directly overhead. You, the audience, will speak directly to the witnesses and persons of interest.Who is the guilty party?

Past News

Directing | Salem: Post-Mortem by Peter Gray

I will be directing a virtual presentation of Salem: Post-Mortem by Peter Gray.

In Salem: Post Mortem the witches of Salem awaken once more--this time in the afterlife-- to seek resolution of their unfinished stories and confront the fear which left their town in tatters. When the veneer of Puritan decorum falls away, old voices scramble to regain their status and new voices awaken power they never touched on earth.

It's free to watch and will be raising money for the Audre Lorde Project.

Salome | June 8th and 9th

Salome will recieve a workshop at A Noise Within in Pasadena! If you will be in LA, put it on your calendars. If features a killer pop/rock score by Ella Grace and am collaborting with Roger Q. Mason and Peter Gray on the book. 

Love, Medea | Review

Check out what people have said about Love, Medea!

Interview I gave for Love, Medea

Check out the interview I gave for Love, Medea

Love, Medea | 2020 New York Production

Love, Medea

A New Work by Michael Alvarez

Written by Peter Gray

It will receive its first New York production at the Center at West Park.

 

It will run January 6th -18th 2020.

More information to follow!

Director | Civilians R&D Group

I've been selected to be a Director with the Civilians R&D Group for 2019/2020 season.

Director | Broadway Glasses : A Love in NY Musical

I directed a two part musical webisode for the web series Love in New York.

book by Michael Alvarez & Peter Gray
music and lyrics by Ella Grace
directed by Michael Alvarez & Sven Jähnert
music direction by Aidan Carr
director of photography Sven Jähnert
choreographer Adin Walker
assistant camera Ryan Clemens
with Amara Brady, Aidan Carr, Lizzie Kehoe, Michael Jennings Mahoney, Kathleen Simmonds, Kedren Spencer, Ben Sumrall, Brandon Vukovic & Melody Wilson
object animation Max Wolkowitz​
special thanks Zdenko Martin & SVA
edited & produced by Aidan Carr, Sven Jähnert, JohnMichael Mitchell & Matthew Russell

Love, Medea | First Wokshop

Love,Medea

A New Work by Michael Alvarez

Original Text by Peter Gray

May 9th, 2019  | New York Theatre Workshop 

Directing a Workshop of Pleasure Men

I will be directing a workshop of Pleasure Men by Roger Q. Man with Hook and Eye Theatre. 

April 2019

Interview for Playco Hub

I did an interview for the PlayCo hub about form and process.

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