Michael Ross Albert
Toronto-born Michael Ross Albert is a playwright whose work has been showcased Off-Broadway, in the foothills of Eastern Appalachia, and in several international theatre festivals. His plays include Tough Jews (upcoming: The Storefront Theatre), Miss (FringeNYC, upcoming: Unit 102), The Big Sandy River Plays (Jenny Wiley Theatre) and Karenin’s Anna (Toronto Fringe Festival, Outstanding New Play – NOW Magazine).
Michael's new musical adaptation of The Jazz Singer will premiere in Spring 2017 as a co-production between the Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company and Dancap.
His play Starfishes opened Off-Broadway at the Theatre at Dance New Amsterdam. The script was published by Applause in the 2010-2011 edition of "Best American Short Plays," and has since been performed across Canada and the United States.
Michael is also the author of The Grass is Greenest at the Houston Astrodome, which is included in "Best American Short Plays 2014-2015." Excerpts from that play are also included in both “Best Women's” and “Best Men's Stage Monologues 2016,” published by Smith & Kraus.
Michael received an MFA in Playwriting from the Actors Studio Drama School in New York City, and a BA in Drama from the University of Waterloo. He is an associate member of the Dramatists Guild of America.