Occupation:Actor, Writer, Director
Michelle Pauls is an actor, director, and fledgling film maker.
She had her own non-profit theatre and she acted in many of the productions there and was Managing Artistic Director for over eight years. She conceived, co-wrote and directed many theatre productions. Now, she is ready to embark in the world of film production.
She won the Barrymore Award for Educational Excellence and Community Service in 2010. Michelle was featured as an artist/educator on Radio Times on WHYY-FM and she and her partner, Stan Heleva were featured in the premiere installment of Friday Night Arts on WHYY-TV.
Recently, she travelled to New Mexico, where she led a summer acting program on the Navajo reservation in Thoreau, NM. Michelle attended LaMaMa Umbria Directors Symposium in Spoleto, Italy where she worked with world-class directors and designers such as Anne Bogart and Joanne Akalaitis. She has trained in para-theatrical work with Theatre Dzieci in New York and long-form improv with UCB. She wrote and performed in the one-person, THE DIRTY WORD CLUB, for the SoLow Festval 2015.
She has a starring role in the feature film, DEADLY GAMBLE, directed by Mario Cerrito, available on Amazon. Other film makers she has worked with recently include Neal Dhand, Maaman Rezaee, Joe Staehly. Michelle is a proud founding member of Bright Invention: The Long Form Improv Ensemble.