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Michael Rubenfeld

Michael Rubenfeld is a performance maker, cultural producer, playwright and actor originally from Winnipeg now residing in Toronto and Poland. He is a Dora Award-nominated performer and playwright and has worked on stages across the country and in parts of the United States and Europe. Michael served as Artistic Producer of the SummerWorks Performance Festival from 2008 - 2016 where he helped present and produce over 300 new productions. From 2015 - present, Michael has been the developing producer for Counting Sheep, an Immersive Guerrilla Folk Opera about the 2014 Maidan Revolution in Ukraine. He has brought this work around the world, including recently to New York and California. In 2017, in partnership with the Canada Council for the Arts, Michael initiated a new venue called CanadaHub at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, bringing 6 projects from across Canada. In 2017, Michael also co-founded a new alternative Jewish Art Festival in Krakow, Poland called Festivalt - a multi-arts programme with a focus on investigating the complex contemporary Polish-Jewish landscape. Michael is also a prolific actor, who has performed on stages across Canada, America and Europe, including several performances at the Winnipeg Jewish Theatre. He has been called “one of Toronto’s most interesting men of the theatre” by the Globe and Mail’s Paula Citron and is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada.