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. …

The Homes We Build

The Homes We Build is an immersive experience that takes places in six individual tiny homes in Luling, TX. This project explores how intimacy is created and what holds a relationship together over time. Six couples will experience snapshots of a fictional 60-year relationship they create over the course of 4 hours inside of their …

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

Righteous Money

Ars Nova

RIGHTEOUS MONEY Written & Performed by Michael Yates CrowleyDirected by Michael Rau Premiered Nov. 4, 2009 at Ars Nova, NYC, as part of ANT FEST. toured to: Theater Bielefeld, Germany, May 2010remounted at the Voices of Change Festival, Berlin, May 2010 Remounted at 59E59th Street Theaters, NYC, July 2010, as part of East to Edinburgh …


Atlantic Stage 2 Theater

Machinal By Sophie Treadwell Directed by Michael Rau Featuring: Amanda Baker, Aoife Carty, Michael Sean Cirelli, Lucy Freeman, John Anthony Gorman, Sarah Hughes, Jenna Krasowski, Melanie Meijer, Luka Mijatovic, Celine Modschiedler, and Blake Williams Stage Manager: Maegan SaccoSet & Lighting Designer: Gabe EvansohnCostumes: Elizabeth Barrett GrothSound: Asa Wember Artistic Director: Alison BeattyProduction Manager: Chris Batstone …

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 …

Was Übrig Bleibt

Theater Bielefeld

WAS ÜBRIG BLEIBT(the Bereaved) Written by Thomas BradshawDirected by Michael Rau Produced by Theater Bielefeld The german language premiere in January 2010.Ran in the company repertory till June 2010. Nominated to Theater Heute list of best Foreign Dramas. Remounted at the Voices of Change Festival in Berlin, May 2010.

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 …

Rag Fur Blood Bone

RAG FUR BLOOD BONE The Epic of Gilgamesh by Michael Yates Crowley directed by Michael Rau 8 p.m., March 28 and 29 Tribeca Performing Arts Center 199 Chambers Street, NYC Performed by: feat. music by Mike Gamble and Devin Febbroriello a.k.a. Scrambler/Seequill sets by Sara Walsh lights by Greg Malen costumes by Jessica Pabst performed …

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 …

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 …

Evanston: A Rare Comedy

HERE Arts Center

Evanston: A Rare Comedy a new play by Michael Yates Crowleydirected by Michael Rau 8:30pm, August 3 – 5 at HERE Arts Center (part of the Summer Sublet Series) Featuring:Bodine Alexander, Chas Carey, Leah Karpel, Michael Yates Crowley, Anna Margaret Hollyman, Devon Jordan*, Kate MacCluggage*, and Sam West (*Appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.) Sets: …