What does Michele write about? 
Three women who want to kill their husbands and get the chance to do it; 27 women whose lives are changed forever when they come into contact with a single strand of pearls; and two strangers from Mosul who fall in love one night and save the world...

Demetrios Troy and Atra Asdous in INANA directed by Kimberly Senior, TimeLine Theatre Photo by Laura Goetsch

Demetrios Troy and Atra Asdous in INANA directed by Kimberly Senior, TimeLine Theatre Photo by Laura Goetsch

inana

Winner of the Francesca Primus Prize
Winner of the Edgerton New Play Award
Susan Smith Blackburn Finalist

A haunting love story about an Iraqi museum curator’s desperate attempt to save an ancient and precious statue before the US invasion. This drama of high-level good intentions, international intrigue and unfolding romance draws its fascinating premise from events in the modern Middle East.

 

Pascale Arbillot, Anne Charrier, Valerie Kargenti in CHAMBRE FROIDE (The Smell of the Kill) directed by Sally Micaleffe, Le Pepiniere Theatre Paris France   Photo by Francoise Berthier

Pascale Arbillot, Anne Charrier, Valerie Kargenti in CHAMBRE FROIDE (The Smell of the Kill) directed by Sally Micaleffe, Le Pepiniere Theatre Paris France   Photo by Francoise Berthier

the smell of the kill

Broadway Debut

Three women want to kill their husbands and get the chance. Broadway Debut. Nicky’s husband has been indicted for embezzlement. Molly’s husband is stalking her and Debra’s husband is leaving her for another woman. When the men mistakenly lock themselves in a basement meat locker the women are faced with a life or death decision—should they leave them men out in the cold or let them thaw? This wicked comedy asks the question: if you could kill your husband, would you?

 

Antoinette LaVecchia and Marty Testa in STRING OF PEARLS directed by Eric Simonson, Primary Stages Photo by James Leynse

Antoinette LaVecchia and Marty Testa in STRING OF PEARLS directed by Eric Simonson, Primary Stages Photo by James Leynse

string of pearls

Outer Critics Nomination for Best New Play

Four actresses play 27 characters who covet, steal, bestow and misplace a lustrous strand of pearls. This 90 minute play details the twists and turns in relationships between husband and wife, mother and daughter, two friends, even a woman and her memories as the necklace passes through each woman’s hands. Love, loss and destiny are intricately threaDed together in this comedy/drama.

Angie Reed and Stephanie Jannssen in MAP OF HEAVEN directed by Evan Cabnet, Denver Center Theatre

Angie Reed and Stephanie Jannssen in MAP OF HEAVEN directed by Evan Cabnet, Denver Center Theatre

MAP OF HEAVEN

Winner of the Edgerton New Play Award

Lena’s painting career is on the rise; her beautiful maps of places real and imaginary are about to be show for the first time. But when her radiologist husband makes a fateful decision her life is upended. A contemporary story, MAP OF HEAVEN explores the overwhelming consequences of a single lapse in ethical judgment.


Above: Mahira Kakkar and Nasser Faris in INANA directed by Michael Pressman, Denver Center Theatre  Photo by Terry Shapiro