M. Michele Phillips


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Theatre Artist

It is an honor to be involved with Why Arts, an organization that supports and fosters inclusiveness. My area of the Arts is theatre and I have been an avid practitioner (acting and directing) since my single digits. I graduated with a Bachelor’s in theatre from UNO, have acted and directed in venues throughout the metro and currently serve as the Co-Artistic Director of RESPECT. I performed in the Prevention Education outreach program sponsored by Completely Kids for several years, and am currently a member of the Nebraska Arts Council’s Artists in the Schools Program. It has been my pleasure to teach classes in film, acting, improv, dialects and broadcast at UNO, UNL, Emmy Gifford Children’s Theatre, Ware House Productions, the Omaha Community Playhouse and MCC’s College for Kids. One invaluable lesson I’ve discovered about teaching is that the instructor typically learns as much or more from the students than the other way around.