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.
- Let’s Celebrate JFK’s Birthday – and the Performing Arts – Virtually from Kennedy Center’s Digital Stage!
- Theatre Review: ‘Hairspray Live!’ on The Shows Must Go On online
- Theatre Review: PBS’s Film on Stage Presents ‘Red’ Starring Alfred Molina
- Theatre Review: PBS’s Film on Stage Presents Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ Starring Patrick Stewart
- Theatre Review: ‘Moderation,’ part of the ‘New Works in Action’ series streaming by Spooky Action Theater