Michael Fenlason

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Michael Fenlason is Artistic Director of Strada Company in Tucson. His plays have been performed in London, Edinburgh (Scotland, UK), Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, Tucson, San Francisco, and San Diego. He has directed and performed in London, Edinburgh, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Francisco, New York, San Diego. Michael won Arizona Theatre Company’s (LORT B) Arizona Playwriting Award and was honored by the American Association of Community Theatres for “far-reaching special contribution” to theatre. Formerly, an associate of Field, a New York-based performance company that fosters innovation and works to develop new artists and art, Michael was also the Artistic Director of The Unlikely Theater Company in Phoenix Arizona from 1989 to 2000 and at Beowulf Alley Theatre in Tucson from 2011 to 2013. Michael recently finished a web series film cycle American Noise, a short film The Humors, is publishing a new arts-related magazine Jink in December of 2017, and performed recently at the 2016 Tucson Fringe Festival his original show, My Muse is a Woman Who Hates Me. His live performance of American Noise was featured in Contemporary Performance Almanac in May 2016 and My Muse in 2017. His new play, Naked, won the Best Writing Award at the San Diego International Fringe Festival in 2016 at The Diversionary Theatre His musical, Danielle Inferno, won Best New Musical at the Tucson Fringe Festival in 2017. He’s presenting his play Nevertheless for the benefit of the YWCA and Planned Parenthood of Southern Arizona. He’ll be directing a multimedia version of Shakespeare’s Tempest in 2018.

My Own Private River Phoenix

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How far would you go to meet your celebrity crush? What if he was dead? Ai moves to America to find River Phoenix. Struggling to survive, she tries to keep 3 promises she made to her father: No religion, No guns, No drugs.