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Bastiano, or the Transfiguration of Raffi

A FREE reading of a new play from the mind of playwright (and recent Artistic Director of ACT) Carey Perloff, under the direction of Berkeley Rep Artistic Director Tony Taccone February 11-12! Details at Playwright's Foundation Rough Readings web page. 


TheatreWorks Writers' Retreat

Worked with acclaimed local rock opera writers The Kilbanes and playwright Lynn Rosen on their musical about Helen Gurley Brown and Betty Friedan the TheatreWorks Writer's Retreat January 25-27.


As You Like It

An exciting musical reinvention of the classic Shakespearean gender-bender with San Francisco Shakespeare Company with songs by The Kilbanes is planned for summer 2019! Taking part in a workshop of the music in December of 2018- stay tuned!


The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

Recently closed this irreverant, hilarious and suprisingly sentimental country musical story of Texas' Chicken Ranch Brothel at 42nd Street Moon. More information here.

 

Finks

Recently closed this witty new play at TheatreWorks based on a true story about romance and art struggling to survive in during the 1950s 'Red Scare' and the Hollywood blacklist. More information here.

 

If Men Breastfed

My short comic film for Naya Health about what the world would be like if men lactated has been viewed nearly 12 million times on Facebook alone. Check it out here.


 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Michael Barrett Austin is a San Francisco Bay Area native who returned to stay after earning a BA from Whitman College and spending several years traversing the country, acting, writing, directing and exploring. In addition to being a member of (and frequent performer with) local companies Just Theater and PlayGround, Michael has worked with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, TheatreWorks, SF Playhouse, Center Repertory Theatre, San Jose Stage, 42nd Street Moon, Central Works, TheatreFIRST, and many others. Michael has also starred in several independent films, appeared on television series and been featured in many commercials and industrials. He maintains an alter ego as the Office Manager for the non-profit news site Antiwar.com. In his rare moments of spare time, Michael sings songs with his guitar and appreciates single malts, rare bourbons and experimenting with cocktails. He is married to a fantastic woman named Emily, and (as of September 3, 2015) is the father of a beautiful daughter named Lucille.

You can follow him in Instagram @michaelbarrettaustin.