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Bio:
Michelle Mary Schaefer, is known as an actor who takes risks; will bring the characters alive on stage and screen. Ms. Schaefer is the first Deaf Female actor to take on the role of Billy in Tribes by Nina Raine which she has five times. And even has portrayed as Sarah Norman in Mark Medoff's ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Michelle Mary Schaefer, is known as an actor who takes risks; will bring the characters alive on stage and screen. Ms. Schaefer is the first Deaf Female actor to take on the role of Billy in Tribes by Nina Raine which she has five times. And even has portrayed as Sarah Norman in Mark Medoff's ... (read complete bio)
Shakespeare Theatre Company Invites All To Attend Free Virtual Gala SHAKESPEARE EVERY Photo Shakespeare Theatre Company Invites All To Attend Free Virtual Gala SHAKESPEARE EVERYWHERE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2020

Shakespeare Theatre Company is extending an invitation to this year's free Virtual Gala titled Shakespeare Everywhere on Saturday, October 3 at 7 p.m. Hosted by STC's Artistic Director Simon Godwin the hour-long event will be a combination of live and recorded performances including performers from 25 countries in a truly worldwide celebration.

2019 Gypsy Rose Lee Award Winners Announced Photo 2019 Gypsy Rose Lee Award Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020

Seattle Theater Writers Seattle's theater reviewers circle announces the Winners of Excellence in Seattle theatrical productions. Spanning dozens of theater companies and productions, from large and prominent to small and humble, the Gypsy Rose Lee Awards honor the excellence found across the area.

Nominees Announced for The 2020 GYPSY ROSE LEE AWARDS Photo Nominees Announced for The 2020 GYPSY ROSE LEE AWARDS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020

Seattle's critics' circle announces nominees for the 2020 Gypsy Rose Lee awards celebrating excellence in Seattle theatrical productions.

Red Theater Chicago Opens Season with YOU ARE HAPPY Photo Red Theater Chicago Opens Season with YOU ARE HAPPY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2019

Join Red Theater for their first production of the 19/20 season: YOU ARE HAPPY by Quebec playwright Rébecca Déraspe. Originally written in French and translated into English by Leanna Brodie, this rapid-fire and poetic production will be performed simultaneously in English and American Sign Language. 

BWW Review: PEELING at Sound Theatre Company Photo BWW Review: PEELING at Sound Theatre Company
by Kelly Rogers Flynt - Aug 10, 2019

PEELING by Kaite O'Reilly is a deep look into the lives of disabled actors and the issues they face both on and off stage. The three-actor show is a play within the play as we see the actors both in their staged performances and in their interactions between scenes. The show begins with one actor missing the opening cue for places because she is deaf and no thought was given as to how the stage manager would communicate with her. From that initial slam of reality, PEELING pulls no punches as the actors tackle a manifold of issues facing the disabled community.

PEELING, A Landmark Play About Disability, To Make U.S. Premiere With Sound Theatre C Photo PEELING, A Landmark Play About Disability, To Make U.S. Premiere With Sound Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019

In the U.S. premiere of playwright Kaite O' Reilly's internationally renowned play peeling, Sound Theatre Company continues staging authentic narratives and breaking new theatrical ground. peeling weaves audio description, sign language, and theatrical spectacle into a no-holds-barred play about representation, women, reproduction, war, and eugenics.

The Filigree Theatre Presents WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID Photo The Filigree Theatre Presents WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

The Filigree Theatre, Austin's independent women-led theatre company, has announced its cast for the Austin Premiere of WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID, written by Sarah Treem (The Affair). Starring Linda Bradshaw (Agnes), Ben Gibson (Paul), Allison Paranka (Penny), Laura Ray (Mary Anne) and Michelle Mary Schaefer (Hannah), directed by Jennifer Sturley and produced by Stephanie Moore and Elizabeth V. Newman, the production will run Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm from February 7-23, 2018 at The Mastrogeorge Theatre (130 Pedernales St).

Photo Flash: Tacoma Little Theatre presents CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD Photo Photo Flash: Tacoma Little Theatre presents CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2018

Tacoma Little Theatre presents the powerful award-winning drama, Children of a Lesser God, directed by Rick Hornor.

Photo Flash: Tacoma Little Theatre presents CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD Photo Photo Flash: Tacoma Little Theatre presents CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2018

Tacoma Little Theatre presents the powerful award-winning drama, Children of a Lesser God, directed by Rick Hornor.

Tacoma Little Theatre Presents CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD Photo Tacoma Little Theatre Presents CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2017

Tacoma Little Theatre presents the powerful award-winning drama, Children of a Lesser God, directed by Rick Hornor. After three years in the Peace Corps, James, a young speech therapist, joins the faculty of a school for the deaf, where he is to teach lip-reading. He meets Sarah, a school dropout, totally deaf from birth, and estranged both from the world of hearing and from those who would compromise to enter that world. Fluent in sign language, James tries, with little success, to help Sarah, but gradually the two fall in love and marry. At first their relationship is a happy and glowing one, as the gulf of silence between them seems to be bridged by their desire to understand each other's needs and feelings, but discord soon develops as Sarah becomes militant for the rights of the deaf and rejects any hint that she is being patronized and pitied.

BWW Review: TRIBES Stimulates at University of Northern Colorado
by Felicia Tassone - Sep 23, 2016

"In a world so divided by hatred, misunderstanding and distrust, I hope Tribes will show us how we can truly commune, connect and understand each other as a global TRIBE."