Michael Phillip Edwards is an award winning writer, producer, director and actor for stage and screen. Notable works for the stage include: The Edinburgh Fringe festival Scotsman award winner runt (first black writer/ performer in the history of that festival to receive that award), multiple NAACP nominee and Paula Neiman’s Nat Turner featuring Roger Guinveur- Smith for the Green Way Theatre, Burn featuring Ingez Rameau, Long Bridge for the Ford Theatre and many others.
Michael has directed tours for New York off- Broadway, London, the City of Adelaide in Australia, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Minneapolis, Canada, and Jamaica. For the screen, Michael has directed several feature films, most recently “Haunted Jamaica” a feature documentary for Netflix. As well as the Narrative feature film Murder 101 now in wide release and VOD.
• Currently has two plays in repertory: Blood and Sister (starring Erica Gimpel from ‘Fame’)
• Past successes:
– Runt (Scotsman Fringe First Award for Best Play, Special Jury Prize Pan African Film Festival for Best Picture) ,
-Good Negro (Nominated for 2 NAACP awards),
-Murder 101 (Starring Tom Sizemore)
• Haunted Jamaica (Has been acquired by Netflix; screening in May 2015)
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