Michal is among the thirty artists selected to be part of Visions: Jewish, Art & Social Change Retreat. The event is an initiative of Asylum Arts, a global network of Jewish culture, in collaboration with Repair the World, a Jewish volunteering organization. During the training, emerging artists from throughout the United States will explore social justice engagement through a Jewish lens, as well as learn from artists and activists in the Detroit community.
July 29 – August 1
Michal was selected to participate in the “3 Days in Cannes” program, part of the Cannes Film Festival, along with other young filmmakers from all over the world. She will attend the festival between May 17-19.
Michal plays the role of Abby in Two-Fifths, a new original play by Eugene Lefkowitz. What happens when a 60-year-old man moves into a roommate apartment in hip Williamsburg with a bunch of 20-somethings?
Friday, December 8th @ 6:30pm
Saturday, December 9th @ 6:30pm
17-19 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10046
Catch Michal in a Deadliest Decade episode on Investigation Discovery channel!
Monday, Nov 27th @ 9pm EST
Michal will play the role of Corrine in the original comedy What Shall We Do With Dawn. Troubles escalate when the Orange Box Theatre, brand-new production company specializing in musicals, receives a prospective member who can’t sing, can’t dance, and worst of all, won’t leave. Written and directed by Pamela Robbins.
Jewel Box Theater
312 West 36th Street
New York, NY 10018
It’s a wrap!
Michal is the co-producer and screenwriter of the short film Division Ave. The fight for justice of a Latina cleaning lady in Hasidic Brooklyn, inspired by real events. The film has recently wrapped principal photography in Brooklyn and is currently in post production.
Michal was cast in a principal role in the film Nerve. Directed by Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost (“Catfish”, “Paranormal Activity”), the film concerns a high school senior who finds herself immersed in an online game of truth or dare, where every move starts to become manipulated by an anonymous community of watchers.
The play, written by Sarah Pletts, delves into the life and history of Henri Matisse and his formative correspondence with Sarah Stein. Should her encouragement ever be unveiled?
Stella Adler Studio of Acting
31 W 27th Street
New York, NY 10001
July 22 @ 8pm
July 23 @ 2pm & 8pm
July 24 @ 2pm
Michal plays Isabelle, a nurse stuck between a dying patient who wouldn’t stop fiddling with his phone, and his daughter, who can’t stand her father’s nonchalant attitude towards his own death. A play by Ken Kaissar, as part of Variety Show on A Weekday with 24/6: A Jewish Theater Company.
Nuyorican Poets Cafe
236 E 3rd Street
New York, NY, 10009
Maggie and the Professor or conflict resolution, American style: staged reading of an original play by Philip Weiss. A dispute over an academic grade on a term paper mushrooms into a legal war.
April 3rd & April 10th @ 3pm
500 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018
The Gallery Players, in collaboration with South Brooklyn Shakespeare and The Rouge & Peasant Players, presents a celebratory reading of the entire Shakespeare canon to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of The Bard.
Sunday, April 3rd @ 8pm
The Gallery Players
199 14th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Michal plays the role of Abby in Two Fifths, a new original play by Eugene Lefkowitz. What happens when a 60-year-old man moves into a roommate apartment in hip Williamsburg with a bunch of 20-somethings?
Friday, February 19th @ 8pm
Saturday, February 20th @ 8pm
Sunday, February 21st @ 3pm
St. Jean’s Players
167 East 75 Street
New York, NY 10021
Michal performs in The Dirty Blondes’ production bringing together playwrights, directors and actors for a night of seven original 10-minute plays based on selected comments from the internet. The plays deal with issues such as sexism, racism, fear, bravery, loathing, body shaming, transphobic, anti-religious hate speech, and literally everything in between.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 31 @ 8PM
357 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10018
The classic story in a new adaptation by Kathryn Schultz Miller.
Saturday, November 21st
@ 11:30AM, 12:45PM, 2PM, 3:15PM
Sunday, November 22nd
@ 10:15AM, 11:30AM, 12:45PM
Corner Office NYC Theater
300 West 43rd Street
5th Floor, Suite 503 of the Times Square Arts Center
New York, NY 10036
Michal will read the role of Inez in the original work “Truth and Contradictions: Inside the Mind of Ralph Gorolinski” by the playwright Phillip Weiss.
Ralph is a man who feels crushed under the weight of relentless social change. He is losing his sense of identity and slipping into psychosis. As his defenses break down, conflicting thoughts, feelings and painful memories emerge challenging his will to live.
July 26th & August 2nd @ Pearl Studios NYC
Michal will play Charlotte in “Pet Lawyer” at The Gallery Players, Brooklyn, as part of the theater’s annual Black Box New Play Festival. The comedy, written by Adam Hundley, tells the story of a young woman who goes on a date with a man who brings along his lawyer so that he can make sure no legal claims are being held against him. Charlotte is amused by the idea at first, but as the story evolves she finds out that this is more serious than she thought.
After being kicked out of Saturday Night Live and having his tour canceled, Charlie’s career seems to be over. Gloria, the comedian’s agent, is probably his last chance to save his future before he becomes a has-been. Will she keep her promise and arrange for him to star in a new show on The Nature Channel, or will she find a new promising talent for this job?
May 18th, 2015 @ BAM Harvey Theater
Michal will play Sonya in a reading of Chekhov’s classic at Limmud NY conference. A collaboration with 24/6: A Jewish Theater Company, Directed by Yoni Oppenheim.
February 15th, Hilton Hotel, Stamford, CT
Bruce Myers’s Tony award winning play will be performed on December 25th, 2014, at The JCC Manhattan. In this contemporary adaptation of the famous “Dybbuk”, two actors portray all the characters in the play. Presented by 24/6: A Jewish Theater Company.
Starring: Michal Birnbaum and Leor Hackel
Directed by: Yoni Oppenheim