Michael Ross Albert

Toronto-born Michael Ross Albert is a playwright whose work has been produced in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom.

His plays include The Farmers Lit the Fields on Fire (Edinburgh Fringe Festival); The Big Sandy River Plays (Jenny Wiley Theatre); The Grass is Greenest at the Houston Astrodome (FringeNYC, published in "Best American Short Plays 2014-2015"), and Karenin’s Anna (Toronto Fringe Festival, Outstanding New Play – NOW Magazine). 

Along with the Storefront Theatre, Michael produced the sold-out world premiere production of his play Tough Jews in the heart of Toronto’s Kensington Market. The production was nominated for 6 Dora Awards, including Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Production.

Michael's one-act drama Miss received its world premiere in FringeNYC, and was later produced in Toronto by Unit 102 Actors Company; it was the first production staged in the Assembly Theatre.

Michael was commissioned to write a new musical adaptation of The Jazz Singer  which premiered in Spring 2017 as a co-production between the Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company and Dancap Productions. 

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 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.