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August 13, 2018

Flint Youth Theatre transforms into FLINT REPERTORY THEATRE. FYT announces major expansion to its programming and mission to position itself as a professional nonprofit theatre, with more opportunities for artists and audiences. Read the American Theatre Magazine article here.

June 22, 2018

Flint Youth Theatre has been nominated for 7 Wilde Awards including Best Theater for Young Audiences Production for The Geranium on the Windowsill Just Died But Teacher You Went Right On!

April 21, 2018

Flint Youth Theatre presents the world premiere of The Geranium on the Windowsill Just Died But Teacher You Went Right On April 21-May 7. 

 

Read the rave reviews:

 

“Amazing! …Incredibly special youthful performances. …Impressive, entertaining, pleasing to look at and listen to. …This production is without a doubt a landmark for Flint Youth Theatre.”

-Flint Stages

“Flint Youth Theater’s “Geranium” is superlative! …Some will be brought to tears by the talent displayed on this stage. …It’s a beautiful thing!”

-East Village Magazine

“Polished and professional. …The quality is high and it is a very satisfying show.     …Each of the songs, open a window on the inner life of a child. …“Geranium” gives you a lot to think about while challenging parents, teachers and educators to listen to children and give them the room they need to thrive.”

-Encore Michigan

See the BroadwayWorld First Look Photo Flash here.

February 3, 2018

Michael’s new short musical PEDESTAL will be part of Prospect Theater Company’s MONUMENT, a collection of new mini-musicals in concert Saturday February 3, 2018 at 8:00pm at The TimesCenter (242 West 41st, NYC).

 

For Prospect's 2018 Musical Theater Lab MONUMENT, eight writing teams were commissioned to create original short musicals inspired by monuments around New York City. 

January 12, 2018

The FYT New Works Festival presents staged readings of new plays over a three-day period January 12-14. 

 

Plays include The Boatman by Alex Moggridge, Conversion by David MacGregor, Living and Breathing by Mando Alvarado, Red Bike by Caridad Svich, Raul Julia is Dead... He’s Been Dead by Gregory Bonsignore.

December 2, 2017

Michael directs an immersive production of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe at Flint Youth Theatre December 2-17.

 

“Audiences will travel through the wardrobe into the magical land of Narnia in this one of a kind, on-your-feet immersive play. This thrilling adventure - which takes audiences through 5 different theatre spaces in FYT- is sure to be the theatrical event of the season!”

October 20, 2017

30 by Ninety Theatre in Mandeville, Louisiana presents The Boy in the Bathroom October 28-November 12.

October 7, 2017

Michael directs A Wrinkle in Time adapted by Tracy Young from the book by Madeleine L'engle at Flint Youth Theatre October 7-20.

 

Read the East Village Magazine Review here.

See the BroadwayWorld First Look Photo Flash here.

August 11, 2017

Michael directs The Adventures of Robin Hood by Oliver Emanuel at Flint Youth Theatre August 11-20.

July 26, 2017

The Adirondack Theatre Festival presents The Boy in the Bathroom July 26-August 4.

June 15, 2017

Michael Lluberes announced as new Producing Artistic Director of Flint Youth Theatre.

September 23, 2016

Michael directs the world premiere of Simon Dawes Becomes A Planet by Alex Moggridge Off-Broadway September 23rd-October 8th.

 

Read the Playbill article here.

 

See The BroadwayWorld First Look Photo Flash here.

June 10, 2016

Michael has been awarded a playwriting residency at The Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Ireland.

 

The Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig was the home of the great theatre director, Sir William Tyrone Guthrie, who bequeathed it to the Irish nation, as an artist’s retreat. The Centre has hosted thousands of artists from all over the world.

December 10, 2015

Michael receives the The ASCAP Foundation Harold Adamson Award for Lyrics.

 

The 20th annual ASCAP Foundation Awards Ceremony was held at the Appell Room of Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, in New York City. Michael is pictured here with fellow honorees Sam Willmott, Joel Grey, Martin Charnin, ASCAP President Paul Williams, Matt Gould, Charlie Sohne, Tim Rosser and Griffin Matthews.

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