Aimée K. Michel
Expertise: performing arts
Before coming to Simon’s Rock Ms. Michel was the Artistic Director of the Shakespeare Festival at Tulane, a professional theater in New Orleans, for 10 years directing over 14 of Shakespeare’s plays as well as teaching on the theater faculty at Tulane University. At SFT, she also directed and produced new plays by Louisiana playwrights and launched a three-part educational initiative, “Shakespeare Alive,” which took professional productions of Shakespeare’s work to over 100,000 Louisiana schoolchildren over 10 years. Before SFT, Ms. Michel was Artistic Director of the Directors Project in New York City. As a freelance director, Ms. Michel has directed in theaters all over the country including Capital Repertory Theatre, Berkshire Theatre Festival, The Hangar Theatre, Actors Theater of Louisville and Williamstown Theatre Festival. Ms. Michel has received awards and honors including the Boris Segal Fellowship at Williamstown Theatre Festival and CODOFIL Scholarships for study in both Quebec, Canada and in Montpellier, France. Ms. Michel was a finalist and participant in the Drama League of New York’s Directors Project. She has also been a Curator Director with the New York Theatre Workshop and a participant in the Lincoln Center Theatre Directors Lab. Ms. Michel has taught theater and conducted workshops at Southeastern Louisiana University, Tulane University, the University of Tulsa, Simon’s Rock, the O’Neill Theater Center, The Actors Theatre of Louisville, and Williamstown Theatre Festival. BA Louisiana State University; MFA Tulane University.