Michael co-wrote for La Boite Milo’s Wake (New South Wales Premier’s Literary Award, Matilda Award, Perform/4MBS Award, AWGIE nomination). National tour (playing Milo). International tours (New Zealand, London, Edinburgh Festival, translated production in Tokyo.) For La Boite Michael also co-wrote Still Standing, (return season, Queensland tour) James and Johnno (national tour playing Johnno). Way Out West (Queensland tour, Queensland ABaF Award. Published by Playlab Press.) For Classic Arts 4MBS Michael co-wrote Cribbie (Brisbane and return season. Published by Playlab Press) Skating on Sandgate Road (ACU and Q150 Celebrations.)
Acting roles include Small Mercies, Taming of the Shrew, Away, This Old Man Comes Rolling Home. (La Boite) A Conversation, Navigating, Sweet Panic, Killing and Chilling my Annabel Lee, Julius Caesar, Philadelphia Here I Come (Queensland Theatre Company). A founding member of KITE Theatre, Michael was involved in over forty productions.
Directing credits include Shango (QPAT), John Brown Rose and the Midnight Cat (QPAT) Motor Bill and the Lovely Carolyn and John Brown Rose and the Midnight Cat (Out of the Box) Anansi Stories (Queensland Arts Council) Lottie the Musical (VP productions), Skating on Sandgate Road (ACU and Q150) Cribbie (4MBS Classic Arts) Twelfth Night (Shakespeare in the Park 4MBS Classic Arts.) Unplugged (Artslink Queensland).
Michael co-wrote the music theatre work Behind the Cane for the Queensland Music Festival in 2011 (AWGIE Nomination 2012.). With Margery, Michael wrote Heart of an Open Country for the 2013 Queensland Music Festival. Michael has received a Centenary Award for services to Australian literature and society.
Margery and Michael’s work is the subject of a Doctoral Thesis From life, to page, to stage: Exploring theatrical artistry, community and storytelling with Margery and Michael Forde.
Michael played Sorin in the “now look here” production of The Seagull in 2015. He is proud to be on the board of 4MBS.
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