Michole Biancosino is a freelance director working in New York City. Michole specializes in directing new plays and enjoys the process of developing a script with the playwright.
She is a co-founding Artistic Director of Project Y Theatre Company, where she recently directed the critically acclaimed world premier musical LoveSick or THINGS THAT DON’T HAPPEN, plays by Lia Romeo, songs by Tony Biancosino, at 59E59 Theaters, nominated for 3 NYIT Awards including Best Production of a Musical. Her production of Samuel Brett Williams The Revival at TheatreRow Studios on 42nd street garnered 7 NYIT Award nominations including Best Director and Best Overall Production, and won for Outstanding Set Design and Featured Actor. Recent NY collaborations including Sean Christopher Lewis’ Goodness at Under St. Marks and Johnna Adams’ Gidion’s Knot with the New York New Playwright Festival. With Project Y she has also directed David Rabe’s In the Boom Boom Room, Judith Thompson’s The Crackwalker, White Biting Dog, and Lion in the Streets, One Flea Spare by Naomi Wallace, Zastrozzi by George Walker, in Washington, D.C., and the world premiere of Either/Or by Dan O’Brien at the New York Fringe Festival. She produces a bi-monthly new play reading series at various bars, cafes, and theatres throughout NYC, featuring the work of up and coming American playwrights. She also produces Project Y’s annual video monologue series. As a founder of the New Orleans Theatre Experiment, she produced and directed The Trashbag Tourist and Bobby Hebert at the Fine Arts Center, as well as Baby Boom at the New Orleans Fringe and her own one woman show, ThereseRaquinDesire at the Marigny Theatre. She teaches acting at Rutgers University where she is also a regular guest director, has worked with Tina Howe’s MFA playwrights at Hunter College and at New York Film Academy as an Acting Instructor. Michole is a recipient of the prestigious S.D.C.F. Gielgud Fellowship for Directing. She holds a B.A. from Middlebury College and an M.F.A. in Directing from Rutgers University.