Object of Her Affection
Currently in development for premier performance in Los Angeles
Michele is working with performance artist and puppeteer Marsian De Lellis developing this new object theatre piece. With support from the Jim Henson Foundation, the show had workshop productions at Automata and REDCAT, and will have its world premier later this year.
I Am Be
In post production. Release date TBA
Michele choreographed a ritual dance in the short experimental film, I Am Be, by Cheri Gaulke.
Impro Theatre’s 1966 Holiday Variety Extravaganza
December 15-17 2016 at the Broad Stage
Michele and Dan O’Connor co-direct Impro’s completely improvised holiday variety show.
Impro Theatre’s LA Noir UnScripted
October 14, 2016 at the Ford Theatre
Michele performs with Impro Theatre in a completely improvised play in the style of Film Noir.
Final Arrangements – Reading at Laguna Playhouse
October 10, 2016
Michele directs a staged reading of the new musical, Final Arrangements, by Ken Jillson. Produced by Bare Bones Theatre at the Laguna Playhouse. October 10, 2016
Impro Theatre’s Tennessee Williams UnScripted
Previews June 10th / Runs June 17th – July 31st @ The Falcon Theatre
A completely improvised, full length play in the style of Tennessee Williams.
Bumpersticker: The Musical!
June 4th, 9th, 14th, 18th, and 23rd @ The Dragonfly
Michele is working with Gary Stockdale and Spencer Green ( the creative team behind Bukowsical!) on their new musical which will have its world premier at the Hollywood Fringe Festival.
A Little Traveling Music
May 16th, 2016 @ Stage 72/The Triad in N.Y.C.
Winner of New York Nightlife’s Cabaret Award – the show returns for one night only! Starring Michael Kostroff and Eric Leviton, directed and choreographed by Michele Spears.
Richmond Shepard of lively-arts.com raves, “These men are stars, and it’s a privilege to see a show this good, this polished, where every song is a delight, every dance is choreographed to perfection, and every joke works.”
Saving Endangered Species Playwriting Prize Presents a Benefit Performance for the Jane Goodall Institute
April 4, 2016 @ The Odyssey Theatre, Los Angeles
Michele directs an evening of short play readings – all winners of the SES International Playwriting Prize. The writers are from all over the world and their plays explore a variety of issues relating to the preservation of our planet and its creatures. Following the performance there will be Q & A with a representative from the Jane Goodall Institute, and a dessert reception.
Miss Donnithorne’s Maggot
January 30, 2016 @ First Pres Church of Santa Monica
Michele directs the Peter Maxwell Davies opera, Miss Donnithorne’s Maggot as part of Jacaranda’s Expectancy concert.