2014 GUEST ARTIST

 



Michael Wiener


Michael Wiener

Michael Wiener is a film and theater actor, performer and writer. Films as an actor have won awards and press acclaim on the festival circuit and beyond at Sundance, Tribeca, Comic Con and internationally. Commercials include a celebrated drug awareness campaign directed by Darren Aronofsky. Michael has guest starred on the Onion News Channel, IFC. His many projects with Liz Magic Laser have been seen at the Kitchen, Plays and Players Theatre for Philadelphia FringeArts, on CNN, at MoMA PS1, on the TKTS steps in Times Square via Times Square Alliance/Franklin Furnace and as the Opening Night Film at the Armory Show. Michael is a member of St. Fortune Collective, which presented a revival of Tom Murrin's musical Cockstrong at La MaMa in April. Wiener's music project The Children... is part rock opera, part environmental soundscape, a collaboration with Jim Coleman ofCop Shoot Cop and Phil Puleo of Swans. The Children... composed music for director Beth B.'s burlesque documentary Exposed, now in national release, and have appeared at the Ohio Theater, St. Mark's Church, on WFMU, and in fashion boutiques and rock clubs. Recently, Michael published an autobiographical essay in Jews, A Peoples' History of New York. He also curates a performance series at the Gershwin Hotel, Dixon Place and other spaces.