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Faculty: Michael Page

Michael PageMichael Page, professor, communication arts and sciences

mpage@calvin.edu
616-526-8665
DeVos Communication Center 271

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Educational background

  • BA - University of London, King's College, English and American literature, 1967
  • MA - University of London, Institute of United States Studies, independent master's level study in American cultural history, 1968-1971, 1974-75
  • PhD - University of London, King's College, American literature, 1981

Research/Academic interests

Eastern European theatre, the theatre of Tadeusz Kantor, the relationship between theatre, ritual and spirituality; the work of contemporary Hungarian and Romanian theatre directors

Selected productions

Dead Man Walking, by Tim Robbins, based on the book by Helen Prejean, Calvin College Laboratory Theatre, February 2007, produced in collaboration with the Death Penalty Discourse Center, New Orleans, LA, and Prison Fellowship, Grand Rapids, MI.

A Single Numberless Death, by Bob Mayberry, based on the book by Nora Strejilevich, Louis Armstrong Theatre, Grand Valley State University, November, 2001. World premiere, awarded a Certificate of Merit at the American College Theatre Festival Region III, Evansville, IN “for raising the awareness of social issues around the world through the creation of new works.”

Jane Eyre, by Polly Teale, based on the novel by Charlotte Brontë, Calvin College Gezon Auditorium, November, 2004. Selected to be Michigan’s representative in the opening “Evening of Scenes,” American College Theatre Festival Region III, Normal, IL.

Selected performances

Editor Webb in Our Town, by Thornton Wilder, with James Whitmore as the Stage Manager, and Mary Beth Hurt as Mrs. Webb, Peterborough Players, Peterborough, NH, August, 2000.

George in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee, with Jayne Houdyshell as Martha, Peterborough Players, NH, July, 2001.

Professional associations

  • Actors’ Equity Association, 1989-present
  • President of the Board, Theatre Y, Chicago, 2009 ongoing

Additional information

Won Grand Award for Best College production for Arcadia in 2007.

Won various acting awards, including New Hampshire Theatre Awards and Lansing State Journal Thespie Awards.

Won awards for voice recording audio books: Angels in the Gloom (2006), Wuthering Heights (2003), The Razor’s Edge (2003), A Dangerous Fortune (1994)

Involved in 41+ stage productions, 70+ stage performances and 100+ audio recording performances

Curriculum Vitae

Download Michael Page's professional curriculum vitae.