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MICHAEL SWISKAY|
146 West 17th Street, #4D
New York, NY 10011
H: 212-645-7137, M: 646-242-6277
http://swiskaycommunications.com, michael.swiskay@gmail.com

Member-Dramatists Guild, American Renaissance Theater Co. (ARTC), The Gotham Film & Media Institute, TheaterMakers Studio-Script Mastery Certified

EXPERIENCE
WRITING
ACROSS-a play in one act staged at the Hudson Guild Theatre as part of the Strawberry One-Act Festival, advancing to festival competition second round. 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 ESMERALDA-full length play, developmental readings at Ensemble Studio Theater, The Simon Studio, Creation & Completion Project, ARTC, virtually with ATC Studios and R Creatives/London.  Finalist, Robert J. Pickering Award for Playwriting Excellence, Semi-Finalist, American Theater Co-Op Spring Festival and adapted to film. Film script Finalist in Evolution, Mallorca,  International Film Festival.
ENTERPRISINGWinnerbest dramatic screenplay, NY International Independent Film & Video Festival, FinalistThe Movie Deal’ screenplay contest, Honorable Mentionvan Gogh Awards/Amsterdam Film Festival.
CANNIBALS-full length play, adapted to screenplay with readings at ARTC and The Simon Studio
ENCOUNTERS-1 act play. Reading at the Abrom’s Arts Center, New York City-ARTC Spring Reading Series.
TRAITORS-a play in two acts. Readings at the Ripley Grier Studio & ARTC, New York City.
ALLAHU AKBAR-a short screenplay.
GAMES, PUMPS, DISADMISSION, WHAT’S MY PHOBIA-four short plays, readings at ARTC. ‘Games’ presented as part of I.A.T.I.”s Tertulia, the Piney Fork Press Theater short play festival and streaming in the Fifth Avenue Theater of New York Virtual Play Festival (equitylibrarytheater.into).
BUJAMA DREAMS-a full-length screenplay, with co-writer Braeden Mass.
9/10 of the LAW-Short screened at “Festival of Cinema NYC”.
ACTING
FILM
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
TROMA’S WAR Specially Trained Terrorist. Troma Entertainment
NEW YORK STAGE
THE MEANING Walter Oftal Theater Row Studios
SUNSET Henry Samuel Beckett Theater
MEN & WOMAN FOR MEN & WOMAN Narrative Voice Bouwerie Lane Theater
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-Series
EDINBURGH FESTIVAL
BUS STOP Carl Directed by Terry Kester
OUR TOWN Simon Stimson Directed by Roger Sullivan

TRAINING
WRITING The Ensemble Studio Theater-with Arthur Giron
The Dramatists Guild Institute, Architecture of Plays-with Gary Garrison
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