Michael is a Queer Chicano theatre maker and visual artist. He is a company member with Hand2Mouth and a founding member of Latinx company Moriviví Theatre. His collaborative digital project Distancias was featured in Hand2Mouth’s 2020-2021 season, in the 2021 Risk/Reward Festival and in Latino Theater Co.’s RE:Encuentro 2021 Theater Festival. Michael has worked with Imago, Milagro, Crave, Profile, Portland Center Stage, and Portland Playhouse. A teaching artist, he most recently taught in Egypt. Michael is one of five Oregon performing artists to receive the 2021 Oregon Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship for artists of outstanding talent, demonstrated ability and commitment to the creation of new work.