Photo by Mehdya Fassi

Photo by Mehdya Fassi

Press

“Directed with a wit more likely to slide into darkness than preciousness by Michael Leibenluft…”

-Ben Brantley, The New York Times Critics’ Pick review of I’ll Never Love Again

“Director Michael Leibenluft is as comfortable steering naturalism as zany musical postmodernism…”

    -Helen Shaw, Time Out NY Critics’ Pick review of I’ll Never Love Again

“Director Michael Leibenluft evokes a symphonic excitement and fury from the text even as it’s spoken…”

    -Moze Halperin, Associate Editor of Flavor Wire, Staff Pick Review of I’ll Never Love       Again

Awards

Obie Award for Direction, 2016

For production of Clare Barron's I'll Never Love Again (a chamber piece) at the Bushwick Starr

Susan Sontag Prize for Translation

Honorable mention for translation of Facing President Chiang from Mandarin Chinese into English

Arts Envoy Grant

U.S. State Department Grant awarded to my cross-cultural performance company, Gung Ho Projects, to bring seven American theater artists to workshop and develop a new theater piece with the Nuosu minority in Sichuan, China

China Fulbright Fellowship

U.S. State Department Grant to support a year of researching theater for social change and education