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Michael Landman

Michael Landman

Assoc Professor

Director of MFA Directing Program

J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences

(THTR)-Theatre

Phone: 479-575-8747

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Michael Landman joined the Theatre Department faculty as Head of the M.F.A. Directing Program in 2004.  He is passionate about teaching, and believes in creating opportunities to empower students to reach their full artistic potential.

Recent productions directed include The 39 StepsRabbit Hole (TheatreSquared), Tutta Casa Letto e Chiesa (Festival Internazionale Valle Christi, Italy), Death of a Salesman, A Christmas Carol (Walton Arts Center), and The Sound of Music (Arkansas Shakespeare Festival). Other directing and assistant directing credits include Hamptons Shakespeare Festival, Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare Theatre and collaborations on new works in New York City.  He was co-founder and Artistic Director of the Seven Ages Theatre Company in Austin.  He directed and co-authored (with his father) the children’s play Jack and the Giant.  With VOX Theatre Company in New York City, he was co-founder and director of The Audition Lab.

For the University Theatre, he’s directed All My Sons, West Side Story, Closer Than Ever, Big Love, Lend Me a TenorLove Rides the Rails and 2 A.M. (Alpha Male).  Upcoming:  Othello.

Michael was the first Chair of the Fayetteville Arts Council.  He served for a year as the University’s Faculty-in-Residence and has been a Faculty Associate for the Maple Hill Residence Halls.  Before arriving at Arkansas, he taught at Southwestern University, Texas State University, East Stroudsburg University, Marywood University and the University of Scranton. 

Directing (Head of M.F.A. Directing Program:  all aspects of directing and collaborative processes)
Acting (Creating a One Person Show, Viewpoints, Shakespeare, Contemporary Acting, Absurdist Acting, Auditioning)
Playwriting (New Play Development)

Directing (Head of M.F.A. Directing Program:  all aspects of directing and collaborative processes)
Acting (Creating a One Person Show, Viewpoints, Shakespeare, Contemporary Acting, Absurdist Acting, Auditioning)
Playwriting (New Play Development)

M.F.A., Theatre Directing, Columbia University

B.A., Binghamton University