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Michael Waller

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​Michael Waller, B.FA. (Acting) (Carnegie Mellon University), M.FA. (Directing) (University of Ottawa)

Email: mwaller@grenfell.mun.ca

Office: FA315

Assistant Professor - Theatre


Michael is an award-winning director, actor, playwright and teacher. He has been directing professionally for over twenty years Directing highlights include Othello (Dora Nomination- Outstanding Direction) and Much Ado About Nothing for Shakespeare In The Rough, Eric Woolfe's Grendelmaus, Dear Boss (Dora Nomination-Outstanding Direction), Sideshow Of The Damned (Canadian Comedy Award Nomination) and The Babysitter (Dora Nomination- Best Production) and Sean Reycrafts Popsong (Chalmers Award Winner). Michael has also directed and taught in learning institutions all over the country These productions include Shakespeare's Measure For Measure , Dave Carley's Walking On Water (Ryerson), Puccini's Suor Angelica, Ravel's L'Enfant et les Sortileges and Purcell's Dido and Aeneas (Wilfred Laurier), Bizet's La Tragedie De Carmen (Banff Centre For The Arts) and Harold Pinter's The Dumbwaiter (University Of Ottawa). For six years, he has been a member of the Banff Centre's Opera As Theatre faculty. Michael's written work has been produced by CBC Radio Drama on numerous occasions. His short one-man play Spring Garden Road has been published in the Playwrights Canada anthology Another Perfect Piece. Michael has Assitant-directed at the Shaw Festival, Edmonton Opera, Calgary Opera, Canadian Stage and the Stratford Festival. He is a graduate of the Stratford Festival's conservatory program and has won the Ken Macdougall Award for most promising director

Recent Awards

  • Dora Nomination – Outstanding Direction – Othello
  • Dora Nomination – Outstanding Direction – Dear Boss
  • Dora Nomination – Best Production – The Babysitter
  • Canadian Comedy Award Nomination – Sideshow of the Damned
  • Chalmers Award Winner – Popsong
  • Ken Macdougall Award – Most Promising Director

Recent Publications

Waller, M. Spring Garden Road. Another Perfect Piece (anthology).  Playwrights Canada. 1995.

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