Michelle Barnette

Michelle Barnette

Producer & Playwright

  • Location: London, UK
  • Career stage: Early
  • Freelancer: Available Soon

Freelance theatre producer interested in new writing, fresh takes on classical texts and bold collaborations. 

Writing
LOVE ME NOW directed by Jamie Armitage, Tristan Bates Theatre, March - April 2018

“As far as perceptive, poignant, urgent theatre goes, Love Me Now by Michelle Barnette is on the money.” - Exeunt 

Love Me Now is a wonderfully sparky piece of theatre – despite the heavy subject matter – with crisp dialogue that can make you genuinely gasp as well as laugh.” -★★★★ The Upcoming 

“Powerful and thought-provoking... guaranteed to hit you emotionally” -★★★★ London Theatre 1 

As Producer:
SPARKS by Jessica Butcher, with original music by Anoushka Lucas. Following a highly successful run at VAULT Festival 2018 winning Show of the Week, SPARKS is having a future life at Edinburgh, produced in association with Flipping the Bird and HighTide. Directed by Jessica Edwards. 

BRUTAL CESSATION by Milly Thomas (“Vicious, sad, and excellently acted” -The Stage, ★★★★) at the Edinburgh Fringe and the subsequent Theatre503 Transfer. Directed by Bethany Pitts. 

The Alan Bates Award 2018, produced on behalf of The Actors Centre.

As Associate Producer:
Sell-out DUST by Milly Thomas at the Edinburgh Fringe, awarded The Stage Award for Milly’s performance (“Superbly performed… blisteringly honest” -Lyn Gardner)

As General Manager:
QU4RTER, a new musical by Arun Blair-Mangat. Workshop at The Other Palace. Directed by Charlie Parham, musical director Matt Nalton.

THE SCAR TEST by Hannah Khalil which had a short U.K. tour followed by a three week run at the Soho Theatre (shortlisted for the Kevin Spacey Foundation Artist of Choice Award). Directed by Sara Joyce


Marketing:
THE SEX WORKERS' OPERA - U.K. Tour, November - December 2018

Education

Shakespeare Studies - MA - King's College London and Shakespeare's Globe

Sep 2016 - Sep 2017

Early Modern History - MA - King's College London

Sep 2014 - Sep 2016

Acting - BA (hons) - ALRA - The Academy of Live and Recorded Arts

Sep 2011 - Jul 2014

Portfolio

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