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Paul Douglas Michnewicz

7117 Tolliver Street
Alexandria, VA 22306

Director , Paul Douglas Michnewicz

Paul Douglas is currently the Director of Arts and Events for CenterStage and the Reston Community Center where he presents such groups as Sweet Honey in the Rock, the Reduced Shakespeare Company and Tig Notaro. He is one of the founders and was the Artistic Director of Theater Alliance where he directed 13 productions including the critically acclaimed Lazarus Syndrome, Gospel at Colonus, The Spitfire Grill and 3/4 of a Mass for St. Vivian (nominated for the Helen Hayes Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Work). He had long relationship with VSA, directing 18 world premier productions for the Playwright Discovery Program at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts where he also directed the International Young Soloists Concert and has been the Start With The Arts Festival Director. He has directed for the National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities, the Source Festival, the Chicago Humanities Festival, Madcap Players, Scene Theater and others, the Virginia Opera and the Maryland Opera Studio and Assistant Directed at The Washington Opera, Houston Grand Opera and Wolf Trap Opera. He holds an MFA from the Yale School of Drama.

Stage Manager
  Paul Douglas has stage managed A Streetcar Named Desire starring Patricia Clarkson and directed by Garry Hines; the world premier tour of Yellowman by Dael Orlandersmith; Carmen Jones starring Vanessa Williams and conducted by Placido Domingo; the CIR benefit starring Mikhail Baryshnikov; Merrily We Roll Along directed by Christopher Ashley as well as over 20 new plays at the Kennedy Center. He has an MFA from the Yale School of Drama.
  Paul-Douglas continues teaching Acting and Scene Study to graduate students at the Maryland Opera Studio at the University of Maryland, College Park, Leon Major, Chairman. In addition, he has taught at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, Theater Lab, the Baltimore School of the Arts, Arts In Action, the New Haven public schools (where he received as Excellence in Teaching award), and has written the Teacher's Guide for the VSA arts Playwright Discovery Program (currently in circulation).
Other (not for publication)
  Paul-Douglas has played the title roles in the internationally released film You and Your Urinary Tract Infection and the world premier of The Man Who Fell In Love With His Cat by Sam Schwartz Jr. In addition, he has held positions as a back up singer for Barry Manilow and sang in the world premier production of The Snow Queen as "the flower" composed by David Maddox. Awards include 3rd place in the Edgewood Valley Aquatic Society's Siamese Fighting Fish competition and 3rd place in the Young Democrats Disco Contest, both in 1976.
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