Resume

MICHAEL SWISKAY

146 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011

Office: 212-645-7137/ Mobile: 646-242-6277

http://swiskaycommunications.com, michael.swiskay@gmail.com

Member-Independent Feature Project, The Dramatists Guild, American Renaissance Theater Company (ARTC), writer in residence @ The Simon Studio

The film version of the script 'Orbiting Ezmerelda' has just been named a finalist in 'Evolution, Mallorca International Film Festival

TRAINING

  • WRITING The Ensemble Studio Theater (theater)-with Arthur Giron
  • The New School for Social Research (film)-with Milan Stitt
  • Story Structure Seminar (film)-with Robert Mckee
  • ACTING The Image Theater and Studio-with Paul Austin
  • The Warren Robertson Theater Workshop-with Warren Robertson
  • The Actor’s Institute-with Allen Schoer
  • The Drama Project (London)-with Patrick Tucker

 

WRITING EXPERIENCE

ENTERPRISING-Winner best dramatic screenplay, NY International Independent Film & Video Festival, Finalist The Movie Deal’ screenplay contest, Honorable Mention van Gogh Awards/Amsterdam Film Festival.

CANNIBALS-full length play, adapted to screenplay with readings at ARTC and The Simon Studio

THE MEANING-original one-act play, Winner, Village Gate Festival of One-Act plays, Staged by Love Creek Productions at Theater Row Studios/off-off Broadway

ORBITTING EZMERELDA (ORBITING FRIEDA revised)-full length play, developmental readings at Ensemble Studio Theater, The Simon Studio & ARTC. Finalist-Robert J. Pickering Award for Playwriting Excellence, Semi-Finalist-American Theater Co-Op Spring Festival and adapted to film where selected Finalist-Evolution, Mallorca International Film Festival

ENCOUNTERS-a play in one act. Reading at the Abrom’s Arts Center, New York City and during the ARTC Spring Reading Series

TRAITORS-a play in two acts. Readings at the Ripley Grier Studio & ARTC, New York City

ACROSS-a play in one act, readings at ARTC and The Simon Studio.   Staged at the Hudson Guild Theatre as part of the Strawberry One-Act Festival

ALLAHU AKBAR-a short film

GAMES, PUMPS, DISADMISSION-three short plays, readings at ARTC.  'Games' presented as part of I.A.T.I.''s Tertulia and the Piney Fork Press Theater short play festival.

BUJAMA DREAMS-a film with co-writer Braeden Mass


FILM/STAGE ACTING EXPERIENCE:

RHYTHM THIEF                     Party Guest     (Dir. Matthew Harrision)                    Film Crash

SILENT BUT DEADLY           Arab Terrorist                                           Bullseye Entertainment

VAMPIRES KISS                     Night Club Patron                                                                    MGM/UA

COMING HOME                     Ben Werner                                                                   Global Village

THE LAST GOOD TIME       Location Department  (Dir. Bob Balaban)              Apogee Films

NEW YORK STAGE

THE MEANING                      Walter Oftal                                                      Theater Row Studios

SUNSET                                    Henry                                                                           Samuel Beckett Theater

MEN & WOMAN FOR           Narrative Voice                                           Bouwerie Lane Theater

MEN & WOMAN

BAAL                           Priest/Gou-Gou/Tramp Watzmann/Teamster     Collective Unconscious

RICHARD III            Brakenbury Ghost of Prince Edward                Riverside Shakespeare Co.

MACBETH                   Thane of Angus/First Murderer                         Judith Anderson Theater

THE OWL ANSWERS     William Shakespeare     Ontological Theater of St. Mark's Church/Blueprint Series

BUS STOP                                     Carl                   Edinburgh  Festival/ Directed by Terry Kester

OUR TOWN                      Simon Stimson        Edinburgh  Festival/Directed by Roger Sullivan