Monday, January 18, 2010

Michael Premo

Michael Premo is a Brooklyn-based producer and multi-disciplinary artist. He is also a Producer, Special Projects for EarSay, Inc, and has served as Festival Coordinator for the Hip-Hop Theater Festival.

Along with Penny Arcade he produced and curated The Globesity Festival: Hunger Strike Theater, a festival commissioning and presenting original performances exploring the objects and ideas we buy and buy into, through fasting.

He traveled across the country recording and facilitating interviews for StoryCorps, a national project dedicated to recording, in sound, stories of everyday people, and StoryCorps Griot, an initiative to ensure that the voices, experiences, and life stories of African-Americans will be preserved and presented with dignity. StoryCorps stories are broadcast weekly on NPR and full recordings are archived at The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, and the Smithsonian’s African-American Museum of History and Culture.

As an actor he has performed in New York and regionally. With Company One (Boston) he performed Before My Eyes an original performance created from interviews with Israeli soldiers and unsuccessful Palestinian suicide bombers.

In South Africa he wrote and performed Living’ with HIV. Michael is a recipient of a NYSCA Individual Artist Award. B.A. Northeastern Universtiy.