Strada Artist

Michael Fenlason

For communities that have been impacted by gun violence, this play Word Clouds is available to perform for free. Actually, for communities anywhere who are concerned about gun violence this play is available to perform for free.  Word Clouds was performed six weeks after a deadly shooting in Tucson which included our Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and so many more.  This is for Bill and Sallie. 

American Noise was a summer's work with me and an iPad camera. Telling a story of human failure, redemption maybe, and the somewhat predictive notion that the world has too much noise and too much dissimulation, John Loki spends a night looking to get back all he lost by being too honest with all but himself. 

My Muse is a Woman Who Hates Me is coming to podcast soon! 

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.  His play Cougar was performed at the Red Gates Theatre, London, in August 2018.

© 2015 by Michael Fenlason