John Wood LAMDA Postgraduate Award, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts - Theatre Arts-Acting
A Pacific Northwest native, as an undergraduate Michael performed roles in over ten university productions. Hungry for deeper classical training, at the end of his sophomore year, he participated in a summer intensive at Shakespeare’s Globe through the Fulbright UKSI. The brief, excellent training he received in London inspired him to return to the UK the following summer to study international art at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. There, a dream to cultivate a transatlantic career became an intention. He graduated from the University of Washington in the Spring of 2017 with a B.A. in Drama Performance and Communications. Meanwhile, Michael has performed regionally with ACT, Seattle Rep, and Seattle Shakespeare Company’s Wooden O. Through this work, he has become a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association. This Fulbright Award will allow him to supplement his American contemporary actor’s training with classical extended physical and vocal training, unique to LAMDA and the UK. Throughout the year, he plans on seeing as much theatre as he can, building a professional network abroad, and experiencing the legendary treasures of the English countryside.