Michael Aguirre

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Michael Aguirre BIO

Michael began his career in Chicago working with Steppenwolf, the Windy City Players, Chicago Dramatists, and First Folio. Regional: The Wilma Theater (Philadelphia), the Hexagon Theatre (South Africa), Red Barn Theater (Indiana). New York: Theatre (City Center), Signature Theatre, Waterwell, Snorks and Pins, and The Acting Studio/Chelsea Rep Lab, which produced his original play Almost A Fantasy at the 2012 NYC Fringe Festival. Michael was a 2011 Wide Eyed Productions Playwright Apprentice and a semi-finalist for the Neil Labute New Play Fest. He is a graduate from Indiana University. Founding member of New Light Theater Project. For more information, visit his website: MichaelAllenAguirre.com.

Michael Aguirre News

59E59 Theaters Unveils Exciting Lineup for Fall 2023

Discover the highly anticipated shows and events coming to 59E59 Theaters this fall. From captivating dramas to hilarious comedies, there's something for everyone in the lineup. Don't miss out on this exciting season of performances.

Cypress College Kicks Off Halloween Season With CARRIE

The Cypress College Theatre Department is opening their new season with the horror musical, Carrie. Based on the classic '70s horror film, Carrie tells the story of a bullied teenage girl, who discovers she has special powers.

Karen Ziemba, Sofia Ayral-Hutton & More to Star in ACCORDING TO THE CHORUS at 59E59 Theaters

59E59 Theaters and New Light Theater Project, in association with The Journey Company, have announced the cast & creative team for According to the Chorus, by Arlene Hutton and directed by Chris Goutman.

Complete Cast and Creative Team Announced for INK'DWELL Presented by 59E59 Theaters & New Light Theater Project

59E59 Theaters and New Light Theater Project have announce casting for Ink’dWell by Erin E. Adams (Snow Globe) and directed by Tabatha Gayle (Tragic Fragments). Ink’dWell begins previews September 29, 2022, in Theater C and opens October 5 for a run through October 16, 2022.

H*TLER'S TASTERS to Have Off-Broadway Engagement in April

H*tler’s Tasters, a new play by award-winning playwright Michelle Kholos Brooks (War Words, Kalamazoo) and directed by Sarah Norris (Everything is Super Great, This Wrestling Place), will play a four-week Off-Broadway engagement, April 14 through May 7, at Theatre Row, Theatre One (410 West 42nd Street, NYC).


Zeiders American Dream Theater (The Z) in Town Center under the leadership of Artistic Director Bart Kuebler and Executive Director Terry Flint, is pleased to present a new play straight from NY: The Jackson C. Frank Listening Party with Special Guests by Michael Aguirre.

WAITING IN THE WINGS: THE MUSICAL to be Presented at the Rose Center Theater

A world premiere stage adaptation based on the 2014 hit musical film, Waiting In The Wings: The Musical is set to play at the Rose Center Theater November 5-14, 2021.

Pendragon Theatre Names Michael Aguirre New Managing Director

The 41 year-old Pendragon Theatre is the only year-round professional theatre in the Adirondacks, located at 15 Brandybrook Avenue, Saranac Lake.

BWW Interview: Michael Aguirre and 'The Jackson C. Frank Listening Party w/ Special Guests'

New Light Theater Project will present The Jackson C. Frank Listening Party w/ Special Guests, written by Michael Aguirre and directed by Sarah Norris. The show begins streaming on Monday, March 29 for a limited engagement through Sunday, April 11. Presented as part of 59E59 Theaters Plays In Place program, tickets are free with a suggested donation of $15.

New Light Theater Project Presents THE JACKSON C. FRANK LISTENING PARTY

New Light Theater Project will present The Jackson C. Frank Listening Party w/ Special Guests, written by Michael Aguirre and directed by Sarah Norris. The Jackson C. Frank Listening Party w/ Special Guests begins streaming on Monday, March 29 for a limited engagement through Sunday, April 11. 

New Light Theater Project Releases First Two Episodes Of INVINCIBLE ONES

New Light Theater Project releases a new episodic radio drama, Invincible Ones, based on the play by Samantha Cooper.

New Light Theater Project Will Hold Workshop For Stage Adaptation of Sheila Heti's Novel MOTHERHOOD

Sheila Heti's critically acclaimed, best-selling novel, MOTHERHOOD, has been optioned for a stage adaptation by New Light Theater Project and Executive Producer Ben Folds. THIS WRESTLING PLACE, the play will be adapted and directed by Sarah Norris with original music and movement by Emma Sandall.

New Light Theater Project Presents BRECHT: CALL AND RESPOND

New Light Theater Project presents Brecht: Call and Respond (an evening of three one-acts), featuring The Jewish Wife by  Bertolt Brecht with the commissioned one-acts Self Help in the Anthropocene by Kristin Idaszak and Sunset Point by Arlene Hutton.  Directed by Jerry Heymann, Brecht: Call and Respond (an evening of three one-acts) begins performances on Thursday, January 30 for a limited engagement through Saturday, February 15.  Press opening is Sunday, February 2 at 3 pm.  The performance schedule is Wednesday a?" Friday at 7:30 pm, Saturday at 2 pm & 7:30 pm, and Sunday at 3 pm. Please note the following schedule adjustments: there is no matinee performance on Saturday 2/1; there is an added performance on Tue 2/11 at 7:30 pm.  Performances are at The Paradise Factory (64 East 4th Street, between Bowery and Second Avenue). Tickets, which are on sale now, are $25. To purchase tickets, visit www.newlighttheaterproject.com.

New Light Theater Project Announces 2019/2020 Season

New Light Theater Project announces their 7th season with two NYC premieres and a remount of last spring's sold-out run of IMAGINING MADOFF.

Karen Ziemba to Lead Industry Reading Of CAROL OF CARROLL GARDENS

Tony Award-winning producer Michael Rubenstein (Pippin), along with producers Robin Milling (Less Than 50%) of Trilliant Entertainment Group, and Stephanie Rosenberg (Moulin Rouge) of The Empress Productions LLC will present an industry reading of Carol of Carroll Gardens by playwright Bob Stewart on June 17, 2019.

Amina Henry's THE GREAT NOVEL to Make World Premiere with New Light Theater Project

New Light Theater Project presents the world premiere of THE GREAT NOVEL, written by Amina Henry and directed by Sarah Norris. Part of The Flea's Anchor Program, THE GREAT NOVEL begins performances on Friday, June 7 for a limited engagement through Saturday, June 29. 

IMAGINING MADOFF Announces Encore Engagement with Jenny Allen, Gerry Bamman, and Jeremiah Kissel Returning

New Light Theater Project (Sarah Norris, Artistic Director; Michael Aguirre, Producing Director) is announcing that IMAGINING MADOFF, written by Deb Margolin and directed by Jerry Heymann, will transfer to the Lion on Theatre Row (410 W 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues) in the Fall. Jenny Allen, Gerry Bamman, and Jeremiah Kissel will reprise their critically acclaimed roles.

Andrew Rincón receives the 2019/2020 New Light New Voices Award

New Light Theater Project is thrilled to announce that the 2019/2020 New Light New Voices Award, their annual literary prize, goes to Andrew Rincon's I WANNA F LIKE ROMEO AND JULIET, chosen from a record-breaking 300 submissions.

New Light Theater Project Presents World Premiere of THE AMERICAN TRADITION

New Light Theater Project is thrilled to present the world premiere of THE AMERICAN TRADITION written by Ray Yamanouchi and directed by Axel Avin, Jr. THE AMERICAN TRADITION begins performances on Friday, January 25 for a limited engagement through Saturday, February 16. 

Cast Announced For New Light Theater Projects' Revival Of Yasmina Reza's LIFE X3

New Light Theater Project (Producing Director, Michael Aguirre; Artistic Director, Sarah Norris) is thrilled to present a revival of Yasmina Reza's LIFE x3, translated by Christopher Hampton and directed by Jerry Heymann. LIFE x3 begins performances on Tuesday, November 20 for a limited engagement through Saturday, December 8.  Press opening is Sunday, November 25 at 3 PM.  The performance schedule is Wednesday - Saturday at 7:30 PM; Sunday at 3 PM. There is an added performance on Tuesday, November 21 at 7:30 PM; there are no performances on Wednesday, November 22 Thursday, November 23, and Friday, November 24 for Thanksgiving. Performances are at Urban Stages (259 W 30th Street at 8th Avenue). Tickets are $25 - $35. To purchase tickets, visit www.newlighthteaterproject.com.

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