Division Ave – Premiere and Upcoming Screenings

The short film had a succesful USA and European premiers at the San Diego Latino Film Festival and the Oxford International Short Film Festival. Coming up next: Washington, DC International film Festival and the NYC Independent Film Festival.

A Prefect Peace

Michal will play the role of Rimona in a staged reading of A Perfect Peace, written by Martin Zuckerman and directed by Susan Kohn Green. The play is a dramatization of Amos Oz’s novel, Menuhah Nekhonah, set in Israel on the brink of the Six-Days’ War.

Wednesday, January 23 @ 3PM
The Dramatists’ Guild
1501 Broadway
New York, NY 10036

Trailer Release

The trailer of the short Division Ave, written and produced by Michal, is now released. The film tells the story of a Latina cleaning lady in Hasidic Brooklyn fighting against wage theft. Screenings coming soon to festivals in the the USA, South America, Europe and the Middle East.

Art & Social Change

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
Detroit, Michigan

Cannes Film Festival

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.

Tel Aviv Cinematheque

Screening of the short “My Black Man”. A film about the last day in a life of an older man and the people he meets on his way to fulfill his death wish.
Directed by Nikolay Kouleshov.

Monday, March 26th @ 5pm
Tel Aviv Cinematheque
Shprinzak 2
Tel Aviv 6473802

Manhattan Repertory Theatre

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
Manhattan Rep
17-19 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10046

The Death of Disco

Catch Michal in a Deadliest Decade episode on Investigation Discovery channel!
Monday, Nov 27th @ 9pm EST

Halloween 2017

The Evening Crane Theatre presents The Spyglass Seven, a tale of Edgar Allan Poe. One night only at Theatre 80 St. Marks. Michal plays the role of Sarah Elmira Royster.

Written & directed by Michael Seebold.



Midtown International Theatre Festival

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.
July 2017.

Jewel Box Theater
312 West 36th Street
New York, NY 10018


Division Ave

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.



Nerve Starring Emma Roberts, Dave Franco and Juliet Lewis

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.


Werner, or The Inheritance

Michal plays the role of Gabor the Hungarian in the classical nineteenth century tragedy by Lord Byron. A production of Evening Crane Theater.

Davenport Theatre
354 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10036

Tuesday, December 13
Wednesday, December 14


Division Ave

Over 15k raised on Kickstarter – 104% funded!
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 is currently in production.


Henri’s Letters

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


If Not Now

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

Tuesday, July 12 @ 7pm
Wednesday, July 13 @ 7pm
Thursday, July 14 @ 7pm


Maggie and the Professor

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
Pearl Studios
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



Two Fifths: An Original Play Premiere

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


A Play In A Day Festival @ THEATERLAB

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.

357 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10018



The Wizard of Oz

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


Gaza Stories

DIS/ENGAGEMENT: GAZA 10 YEARS LATER – Three short pieces, performed by 24/6: A Jewish Theater Company, about the disengagement of Israel from Gaza exactly 10 years ago.
Settlers – adapted from Tel Aviv based author Orit Arfa’s best selling novel, focuses on one family hunkering down as the army comes knocking.
The Cherry Orchard – meditates on the Gaza disengagement using Chekhov’s timeless text of a family forced to leave their childhood home
Last Tree in Jerusalem – written by acclaimed playwright Dani Horowitz, explores Talmudic stories surrounding the Second Temple’s destruction, highlighting contemporary concerns vis-à-vis the disengagement.
August 5th & 12th @ The JCC Manhattan

Truth and Contradictions

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

Cinderella at The AlphaNYC

Michal is Bella-Bomb, Cinderella’s stepsister in this new and exciting Kathryn Schultz Miller’s adaptation of the classic by the Grimm Brothers.
June 27-28 @ The AlphaNYC


The 18th Annual Black Box Festival at The Gallery Players

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.

BUY TICKETS: June 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

“Charlie After Death” Premieres at BAM Harvey Theater

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 

Uncle Vanya

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

A Dybbuk for Two People as The JCC Manhattan

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

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