About the author
An educator, playwright, theatre artist, and poet, Robert Michael Oliver has lived an eclectic life since moving to Washington 30 years ago after earning his MFA in Directing from Virginia Tech. Co-founder of DC’s Sanctuary Theatre, Michael served as its artistic director through the early 1990s. He then worked at The New School of Northern Virginia as High School Director and Director of its theatre program. Now, with both his children independent, young adults, and after earning his doctorate in Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Maryland in 2005, he has recommitted himself to the arts. In 2010 he began the Sanctuary’s Performing Knowledge Project. Its one-man show, “Embodying Poe: Poetry in Performance,” which Michael wrote and performed, premiered at the 2011 Capital Fringe Festival. A long time participant in Washington’s theatre scene, he was delighted to be the Editor, DC Metro area for the Maryland Theatre Guide for a few years.
- Theater Review: “The Illusionists Magic of the Holidays” at National Theater
- Top 5 Shows of the Week
- Concert Preview: ‘Calmus Holiday A Cappella’ presented by Candlelight Concert Society at Howard Community College
- Theatre Review: ‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,’ Arts on the Green Kentlands Mansion & Arts Barn at Kensington Arts Theatre
- Concert Review: ‘Béla Fleck and the Flecktones’ at Strathmore