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A wearer of many hats; actor, producer, writer, director - she would best describe herself as an assembler of people. Currently splitting her time between the East Coast and Toronto, Michelle has a passion for women's voices, telling new stories and re-examining those we know and love, turning them on their heads or simply using them as inspiration. Michelle is a graduate of George Brown's Theatre Program, The Canadian College of Performing Arts, Generator's Artist Producer Training Program as well as participant of Nightwood Theatre's Write from the Hip playwrights unit. She is currently developing two full length plays, Lady Capulet and Ten Days, preparing to perform in the east coast premiere of Rachel Blair's A Man Walks Into a Bar with Amblemore Collective (Halifax Fringe August 30- September 9th, 2018), producing People Live Here with Low Rise and Leroy Street (Nov 2018) as well as directing The Penelopiad at Hart House (Nov 2018). Michelle is also a burlesque performer who goes by the name Honey De Mele.
Selected Credits: Director - Ibsen’s Ghost (Theatre Inamorata) Assistant Director - Lo (or Dear Mr Wells) (Nightwood Theatre/Crow’s Theatre),
Actor: Opal - Gray (Theatre Inamorata), Clothilde - Clique Claque (Pea Green Theatre/Next Stage Festival), Mary - Mary’s Wedding, (Eastern Front Stages Festival) Mary - Salt Water Moon (Single Thread Theatre Company), Anna - Midnight Madness (Ontario Street Theatre), Evelyn - The Shape of Things (Volition Co-op). Madame Desmesortes - Ring Around the Moon, An Ideal Husband, The Country Wife, The Rose Tattoo (George Brown Theatre School). The Wizard of Oz, Beauty and the Beast, Evita, The Sound of Music, Oliver! (Neptune Theatre), Belinda the Bicycle Witch, The Wizard of Oz (Festival Antigonish)