Wild Places

Austin TX
The Off Center

An immersive play about drugs, healing, and the unknown. Two women lead groups of audience members through rituals of self-healing and consciousness-expanding; all the while their stories and fears begin to creep in and take over. Petra is a famous self-help guru who preaches against pharmaceutical companies; Girly is a panic-ridden weirdo who drank ayahuasca accidentally. […]

Block Association

written by Michael Yates Crowley Performed by: Heidi ArmbrusterJohn BehlmannKeilly McQuailGenesis OliverAlexandra SilberMyra Lucretia TaylorLiesl Allen Yaeger  Creative Team Scenographer: Sara C. WalshSound & Video Designer: Asa WemberAssistant Director: Kathleen Capdesuñer Casting Consultant: Ada KaramanyanLine Producer: Elena BoulosDramaturges: Katherine Kovner & Chelsea Fryer

As I Lay Dying

Wesleyan University Theater/American Studies Honors Thesis

As I Lay DyingBy William FaulknerAdapted for the Stage by Michael Rau Wesleyan University Theater/American Studies Honors Thesis Performed in the 92 Theater, April 2005 Set: Rob LeitzellLight: Tsultrim Davis Cast:Marina Kastan, Edward Bauer, Michael Gottwald, Anthony Nikolchev,Chris Keeler, Ali Kimmel, Jeremy Paul, and Josh Lubin-Levy

The Great God Brown

The Riverside Theatre

THE GREAT GOD BROWN By Eugene O’Neill Directed by Michael Rau February 20-23, 2008 The Riverside Theatre 91 Claremont Avenue Between 120th and 122nd Streets Set: Sara C Walsh Light: Derek Wright Costume: Jessica Pabst Sound: Hilary Charnas Stage Management: Paige Williams Performed by: Sarah Mollo-Christensen Catherine Gowl Chris Henry Jon Levenson Michael Mattie Sarah […]

Melancholy Play

CFA Theater | Wesleyan University

Melancholy PlayWritten by Sarah Ruhldirected by Visiting Artist Michael Rau ’05.February 24-26,2011 at 8pm in the CFA Theater, Lighting design: Jack CarrCostume design: Leslie WeinbergScenic Design: Marcela Oteiza.Dramaturgy: Lila BeckerStage Management: Sara SchnillerAssistant Director: Nathan Perry Performed by:Emma MacleanAlma Sanchez- EpplerBenjamin VigusSarah WolfeJaime MasedaMariana Quinn-MakwaiSolomon Bilinkoff

Die Fledermaus

Frederic Loewe Theater | 2011

DIE FLEDERMAUS Music by: Johann Strauss Libretto by: Karl Haffner and Richard Genee Translation by: Ruth and Thomas Martin PERFORMANCES March 31- April 2, 2011 at 8 April 3, 2011 at 3 At the Frederic Loewe Theater CAST Eric Alexieff Joshua Bailey Stephen Beard Aaron Cooker Dan Coombs Brandon Cordeiro Leigh Dolan Mica Dominguez-Robinson Jessica […]

Down in the Valley

NYU Steinhardt School of Music

Down in the ValleyWritten by Kurt Weill Performed at the Players TheaterFriday, December 11, 2009 at 8:00pm – Sunday, December 13, 2009 at 3:00pm Music Directed by Grant WenausProduced by the NYU Steinhardt School of Music with:Lauren AndreeZach AppelMeredith BealAaron CookerNicole HaslettDavid Allan HowellMelissa C. KellyAdam LeBowCatherine McTyreKevin MuellerValencia PleasantKate RoosaAndrew Martin SchufmanPaul SpeiserAshley SweetmanH. […]

The Games We Used to Play

Wesleyan University

The Games We Used to PlayWritten and Performed by Max Goldblatt and Michael Rau Produced by the Docklight Theater Company First performed at 3047 North Lincoln, Chicago, Illinois, August, 2004 remounted at Wesleyan University, September 2004 Toured to Colgate College, December 2004. Praise for “The Games We Used to Play” “Anyone familiar with their work […]

Song of a Convalescent Ayn Rand Giving Thanks to the Godhead in the Lydian Mode

Dixon Place
IRT Theater
Joe's Pub at the Public Theater

“Song of a Convalescent Ayn Rand Giving Thanks to the Godhead in the Lydian Mode”created by Wolf 259written by Michael Yates Crowleydirected by Michael Rau Produced by Chas Carey Set: Sara C WalshCostume: Valerie BartLights: Derek WrightSound and Projections: Asa Wember Workshopped at Hearth GodsPerformed at Dixon PlaceIRT TheaterJoe’s Pub at the Public Theater

The Bird

The Bushwick Starr

“The Bird” a production based on Anton Chekov’s “The Seagull” Produced by: One Year Lease Sets: Sara C Walsh Lights: Derek Wright Clothes: Jessica Pabst Performed by: Babis Gousias Emma Jackson The show was developed during a residency in Northern Greece in March and April of 2008, and the piece made its US premiere at […]

The Absent Project

The Absent ProjectCreated by Michael Rau and Jeremy Paul One third performance, one third art installation, and one third game, Absent is a journey across a bridge and through a century to find secret histories and hidden mysteries. This original experiential creation premiered at the 2010 IngenuityFest. Selected by the Cleveland Plains Dealer as one of the […]

Real Dogs

Written by Michael Yates CrowleyDirected by Michael Rau June 10th and 11th at 8pm, 2010at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center, NYC Sets: Derek WrightCostumes: Sara C Walsh Performed by Clint Morris*, Allen McCullough*, Anna Margaret Hollyman, Casey Robinson and Stewart Miller.*AEA member SYNOPsis:REAL DOGS is a play about the end of the world, seen from […]

Gypsy Moth

Gypsy Motha play by Kelley Giroddirected by Michael Rau dramaturgy:Tessa LaNeveLights: Elizabeth Harper starring Ashley Baker, Vanessa Brown and Devon Jordan First performed at the Schapiro Studio, February, 2006Remounted again at the Tank, March 2006Remounted at the Kraine Theater, November 2006 Synopsis:Gypsy Moth, written by Kelley Girod, is a 20 minute drama that seeks to […]

Le Bestiaire

The Bushwick Starr

Le Bestiaire Poulenc’s Le Bestiaire, Ravel’s Histoires Naturelles, and Caplet’s Trois Fables de Jean de la Fontaine, are all set in modern day New York City. With poetry by Renard, Apollinaire and Jean de la Fontaine, these songs take on a whole new meaning as neighbors explore their inner animal instincts. Benjamin Britten’s Songs and […]

On Life and Love: Hugo Wolf’s Italian Songbook

New York University’s Program in Vocal Performance

On Life and Love: Hugo Wolf’s Italian SongbookAn adaptation of Hugo Wolf’s Italian Songbook Produced by the New York University’s Program in Vocal PerformanceDec. 5-7 in the Gallatin Black Box Theater, 715 Broadway Performed by:Matthew R. J. Logan, Amanda McGarry, Linnea Conelli, Paul Speiser, Rivers Hawkins, Ming Wolf’s cycle of 46 old Italian Songs have […]

The Ted Haggard Monologues

The Ted Haggard MonologuesA fictional retelling of the Ted Haggard saga Written and peformed by Michael Yates CrowleyDirected by Michael Rau Performed at the Collective:Unconscious Theater. Toured to Theater Bielefeld for the undergroundzero festival Praise for “The Ted Haggard Monologues”“[A] terrific showcase for its author/performer, Michael Yates Crowley, who proves himself to be a deft […]

Ragtime

Directed by Michael Rau Scenic Design by Brandon M. Newton Costume Design by Marissa L. Menezes Lighting Design by Annalise V. Caudle Stage Managed by Tyler Osgood RagtimeDirected by Michael RauChoreographed by Kiira SchmidtMusic Direction by Austin HallerAssociate Choreographer: Logan-RaeAssistant Director and Fight Captain: Anthony HindermanDance Captain: Beau Harmon  Cast:Sarah: Anna UzeleCoalhouse Walker Jr.: Ben […]

Mistrovská Díla

Jiří Myron Theatre

Jiří Myron TheatrePetr KotíkMaster Pieces (2014) // World Premiere / Festival commissionAlmost a Lecture, Chamber OperaLibretto adapted by Petr Kotik in collaboration with Michael Rau: the 1936 lecture What Are Master Pieces and Why Are so Few of Them by Gertrude Stein.Staged and Directed by Michael RauKamala Sankaram, sopranoMarty Coyle, TenorJeffrey Gavett, BaritoneAdrian Rosas, BassPauline […]