directors

Abigail and Michael founded 600 HWM in 2009. They live in Brooklyn, NY.

Michael has directed new and established works at Theater Row, HERE Arts Center, Williamstown Theater Festival (with the Act One company), St. Marks Theater, and the Hangar Theater in Ithaca. His first major performance in New York – Peter Shaffer’s EQUUS – was staged in an abandoned East Village schoolhouse filled with three tons of dirt. Since then, he has staged performances in maximum security prisons (at Sing Sing and Fishkill Correctional Facilities; 2008-2009), in state parks (LEFT in Ithaca; 2006) public gardens (Brooklyn Botanic Garden; 2010) and onboard a historic Hudson River Steamer (Woodshed Collective’s CONFIDENCE MAN; 2009). He has worked on new plays with Soho Rep, New Dramatists, Ensemble Studio Theater / Youngblood Collective, and with Clubbed Thumb, New York Theater Workshop, the Daryl Roth Theater, and the Civilians. Michael has been a guest director at Syracuse University (2005), Atlantic Theater Acting School (2004), Fordham University (2009), Kenyon College (2008) and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts (2009). He is a recipient of the 2006 Drama League Directing Fellowship, a 2005 Society of Stage Directors Fellowship, and is a member of both the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab and Lincoln Center Directors Lab.

Abigail‘s work has been presented by the Catch! Series (“a sparky new playwright,” – TimeOutNY), WAX/The Bridge, BAX, Dixon Place, Revolutions Festival, Minnesota Fringe (Encore Winner), Chicago’s Single File Solo Performance Festival, and the Performance Project @ University Settlement. She has been an Artist-in-Residence at the Brooklyn Arts Exchange and the University Settlement. Since 2005, Abigail was a core company member of Witness Relocation with whom she received a 2007 NY Innovative Theater Award. Abigail received her BFA from NYU’s Experimental Theater Wing and has studied performance with Goat Island at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and playwriting with Erik Ehn. She has taught at the University of New Mexico, NYU, Perpich Center for the Arts, BAX and the University Settlement.

photo by Tei Blow