michael ToomeyWorkshops with Split Knuckle Theatre
Physical Storytelling
Saturday, November 22, noon – 3:00. $30.00 limited to 30 participants
Contact the FCA office 474-8081 to register

In Physical Storytelling we introduce different techniques used to create the work we do with Split Knuckle theatre. We focus on Presence, Play, and creating imagery, characters, props, spaces through the physical life of the performer.

Michael F. Toomey
Artistic Associate and Founding Member, Split Knuckle Theatre

Michael is a founding member of Split Knuckle Theatre and co-creator and performer of The Pearl. Michael has been a member of the Nationally Acclaimed Shakespeare & Companyin Lenox, MA since 1998 playing in such roles as: Macbeth (title role), Julius Caesar (Caesar/Octavious), Coriolanus (Brutus), Twelfth Night (Fabian) Hamlet New England Tour 2000(Polonius/Horatio), Henry V (Bardolph), Taming of the Shrew (Bianca) Merchant of Venice (Salerio) Triumph of Darkness (Grisben), Henry V New England Tour (French King/Nym) Michael has also appeared on PBS’ Brush Up Your Shakespeare an Evening at the Pops (Mercutio) and BBC4 Radio American Heavy (Hank). Michael is a fight choreographer/teacher for the company and is Senior Education Artist for Shakespeare & Company’s Education Department This program reaches over fifty thousand students a year. Michael has recently written/directed an adaptation of Shakespeare’s long poem Venus and Adonis with an all female cast and is currently working on a clown show called Francis goes to War (this ain’t the boy scouts anymore) Michael is a graduate from LISPA and holds an MFA in Lecoq based actor created theatre from Naropa University.