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.
- ‘A Quick 5’ with Ellington Nichols in ‘Butterfly’ by Ballet 5:8 at Bowie Center for the Performing Arts
- Theatre News: American Shakespeare Center Announces Departure of Artistic Director, Brandon Carter
- Theatre Review: ‘Ain’t Too Proud–The Life and Times of The Temptations’ at The Kennedy Center
- Dance Review: ‘Jazz Icons: A Fine Romance’ presented by The Washingon Ballet at The Kennedy Center
- Theatre Review: ‘Mahalia: A Gospel Musical’ at Arena Players