Dr. Michael Devine has directed more than 40 professional productions in nine languages, including national theatres in Canada, Serbia, Kosovo, Romania, and Hungary. Michael has appeared as a featured guest artist at eight international theatre festivals: MESS Festival (Sarajevo, BiH), FITS Sibiu, (ROM), FIST Belgrade, (SRB), Ideo/Ideis Festival Alexandria, (ROM), IUGTE Festival Malpils, (LVA); InFoMaT Athens, (GR); A.N.F.I. Festival Kraljevo, (SRB); OITF Odessa, (UKR). Classically trained as an actor in London (GB) at LAMDA and New York City at the HB Studio, Michael has a PhD from the University of Toronto and is Full Professor of Theatre at Acadia University (NS, Canada).
Michael is the Founder and Executive Director of the Centre for Alternative Theatre Training (CATT), an international, intercultural actor training intensive which takes place annually in Europe.
BoxWhatBox, Michael’s internationally recognised performance creation and actor-training system, has featured in more than 20 countries on five continents, including work in Kampala (UG), Accra (GH), and Beirut (LB).
In 2017 Michael led a three instructor team at CATT Dublin in July and also created Eurydika, the feature performance of the A.N.F.I. Teatar Festival in Kraljevo, with the festival company. Current projects include adaptations of Kurkov’s Death and the Penguin and Orwell’s 1984, as well as a book on BoxWhatBox entitled BoxWhatBox: Holistic Acting for the 21st Century. He is also planning CATT 2018 in Amsterdam for this summer.