Michael Breslin is a New York-based theater maker, originally from New Jersey. He is developing new work with Patrick Foley in Ars Nova’s Makers Lab residency, as well as working on projects with Em Weinstein and Jeremy O. Harris. He holds an MFA in dramaturgy and dramatic criticism from Yale School of Drama, where he is in-residence as a doctoral candidate.
As a writer, Michael’s original stage works include: AVITAL, ARDEN/as u like it (with Em Weinstein), THIS AMERICAN WIFE, and A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 3 (with Patrick Foley). These works have been presented at NYTW Next Door, Ars Nova’s ANT Fest, the Exponential Festival, Wesleyan University, Yale Cabaret, and Yale School of Drama.
He has developed theater and film work as a dramaturg/creative producer with Em Weinstein and Jeremy O. Harris, notably Harris’s the feels… (kms) and YELL! . Weinstein’s short film, Candace, continues to tour festivals around the world.
He is currently a teaching fellow at Yale College and has taught workshops at Yale, Wesleyan University, and Hamilton College. He holds comprehensive specializations in dance theater and Shakespeare’s comic mode, as well as additional research interests in queer performance, reality television, and the history and theory of acting. BA, Hamilton College with a certificate from the Moscow Art Theater School. He was awarded Hamilton’s Bristol Fellowship to study cross-gender performance for one-year in Poland, Indonesia, Brazil, and Northern Ireland.