Michael Breslin makes and supports work in theater and dance as a playwright, producer, performer, and dramaturg. He is currently an MFA candidate in dramaturgy at Yale School of Drama where his academic and artistic work focuses on the American avant-garde, contemporary dance, transmedia dramaturgy, and queer performance.
His original works include: THIS AMERICAN WIFE (with Patrick Foley, Next Door at NYTW 2018, Yale Cabaret 2017), shakespeare’s as u like it/ARDEN (with Emma Weinstein and Julian Hornik, Yale School of Drama 2018), A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 3 (with Patrick Foley, ANT Fest at Ars Nova 2018, Exponential Festival 2019), kiss me just once more (Queer New York International Arts Festival 2015). As a dramaturg, Michael works with Jeremy O. Harris (YELL!, watersports, the feels…kms), Emma Weinstein (Romeo + Juliet), Alex Lubischer (Night Country), Aneesha Kudtarkar (the feels…kms), and more.
Michael produced Emma Weinstein's short film Candace, which premiered on May 13th in Cannes, France as part of the American Pavilion Emerging LGBTQ Filmmakers Showcase at the Cannes Film Festival where it won BEST FILM. It continues to tour to festivals around the world. For more information on the film, please visit: www.candacefilm.com
Prior to Yale, he worked for Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) producing artist residencies and public programs featuring contemporary choreographers, visual artists, and writers. The recipient of Hamilton College’s Bristol Fellowship in 2013-14, Michael conducted research with cross-gender dance and theater performance artists in Poland, Brazil, Indonesia, and France.