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Saturday
Sep 24
2016

CONVERSATIONS WITH MY MOLESTER:  A JOURNEY OF FAITH

St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church
112 Chestnut Street, Lynnfield MA 01940
Parish Hall
6:30pm

TICKETS
Available at the door – free will Donation.

FLYER

OVERVIEW
Mack performs his prize-winning 90-minute play at the church of St. Maria Goretti, named after the Catholic Church's youngest saint. She is patron saint of victims of sexual assault, and patron saint of forgiveness.

TALKBACK
The conversation continues with a post-show audience discussion featuring Mack and priests that include Father Rick Walsh from the Paulist Center of Boston. Discussion will explore issues raised by the play, and will focus on healing.

DIRECTIONS
From Interstate 95, take exit 41 for Main Street / Lynnfield Center. Head north on Main Street 1.1 mi. Turn left onto Chestnut Street and go 0.3 mi. The church will be on your left.

FREE  PARKING
Plenty of parking in the church's spacious lot.

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Michael Mack performing "Hearing Voices (Speaking in Tongues)"

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resume highlights

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Sep-Oct
2015

Bridge Theatre, New York City, Michael Mack's month-long Off-Broadway run of Conversations with My Molester: A Journey of Faith at the Bridge Theatre near Columbus Circle coincides with the visit to NYC by Pope Francis, New York, NY

Oct 2014

Best Script Award, Conversations with My Molester: A Journey of Faith wins Outstanding Script for a Full-Length Play – a remarkable feat for a one-person show. Awarded by the Midtown International Theatre Festival, which also nominated Michael Mack as Outstanding Solo Performer, New York, NY

Jul-Aug
2014

Midtown International Theatre Festival presents Conversations with My Molester: A Journey of Faith for its NYC premiere in the Festival's 15th season. New York, NY

May 2014

Virginia Theological Seminary, performance of Conversations with My Molester: A Journey of Faith at VTS, the largest accredited Episcopal Seminary in the world, Alexandria, VA

Sep 2013

Framingham State University – President's Distinguished Lecture Series, performance of Conversations with My Molester: A Journey of Faith at the Dwight Performing Arts Center, Framingham, MA

Jul 2013

Ko Festival of Performance, performance of Conversations with My Molester: A Journey of Faith at the Holden Theater, Amherst College, Amherst, MA

Apr 2013

IRNE Award nomination for "Best Solo Performance" by the Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE)

Feb 2013

Massachusetts Cultural Council, award of Artist Fellowship for Playwriting & New Theater Works

Mar 2012

St. Paul Catholic Church, the Catholic Church premiere of Conversations with My Molester: A Journey of Faith, Cambridge, MA

Jan 2012

Boston Playwright's Theatre, premiere of Conversations with My Molester: A Journey of Faith at Boston University, Boston, MA

Sep 2011

East Tennessee State University, performance Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues at the DP Culp University Center Auditorium, Johnson City, TN

Feb 2011

Hostage Negotiation Seminar – FBI and BCPD , Mack performs Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues at the 32nd Annual Hostage Negotiation Seminar, co-sponsored by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Baltimore County Police Department.

Oct 2010

Statewide Conference – New Hampshire Rehabilitation Association, keynote performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Meredith, NH

Apr 2010

Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues for staff and residents in the Center's Hilliard Series of performances and lectures, Greenfield, NH

Oct 2009

Boston City Hall, featured poet, The Laureate Series, Boston, MA

Jun 2009

Yale University, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues at Whitney Auditorium, New Haven, CT

Apr 2009

Writers Circle, First Prize, 2009 Writers Circle National Poetry Competition

Oct 2008

Miami University, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Oxford, OH

Oct 2008

National Conference—Psi Beta National Honor Society in Psychology, keynote performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Westminster, MD

May 2008

Mechanics Hall, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Worcester, MA

Nov 2007

Spirit & Place Festival, 3 performances of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Indianapolis, IN

Sep 2007

Best Catholic Writing 2007, poem "Confession" published in Best Catholic Writing 2007 (anthology)

Oct 2006

Rochester Psychiatric Center, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues for patients and staff, Rochester, NY

May 2006

Times Square Arts Center, 6-week run Off-Off-Broadway, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, New York, NY

Oct 2005

US Library of Congress, Mary Pickford Theater, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Washington, DC

Sep 2005

Best Catholic Writing 2005, poem "Our Lady of Sorrows" published in Best Catholic Writing 2005 (anthology)

Jun 2005

Massachusetts Cultural Council, award of Artist Fellowship for Playwriting & New Theater Works

May 2005

Harvard University, Harvard Memorial Church, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Cambridge, MA

Nov 2005

McLean Psychiatric Hospital, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Belmont, MA

May 2004

Mixed Blood Theater, 3 performances of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Minneapolis, MN

Apr 2004

Museum of Fine Arts, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Boston, MA

Mar 2004

Journal of the American Medical Association, poem "Tardive Dyskinesia" published in JAMA, March 10, 2004

Jun 2002

National Conference—National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Cincinnati, OH

Mar 2002

Hackensack University Medical Center, Hekemian Auditorium, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Hackensack, NJ

Jul 2001

National Conference—American Mental Health Counselors Association, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Chicago, IL

college & school performances

May 2014

Virginia Theological Seminary, performance of Conversations with My Molester: A Journey of Faith in the Lettie Pate Evans Chapel Auditorium at the largest accredited Episcopal Seminary in the world, Alexandria, VA   PRESS RELEASE

Sep 2013

Framingham State University, performance of Conversations with My Molester: A Journey of Faith at the Dwight Performing Arts Center as a part of the President’s Distinguished Lecture Series on the theme of “Live to the Truth” (motto of the University), Framingham, MA   DETAILS

Jul 2013

Amherst College, three (3) performances of Conversations with My Molester: A Journey of Faith at the Holden Experimental Theater as part of the 22nd annual Ko Festival of Performance, focusing this year on the theme of courage. Amherst, MA   DETAILS

Apr 2013

Centenary College, performance Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues at the Centenary College Little Theatre, Hackettstown, NJ  DETAILS

Feb 2012

Endicott College, performance of Conversations with My Molester: A Journey of Faith in the Little Theatre as part of the Endicott-Ibbetson Visiting Author's Series, Beverly, MA

Oct 2011

Hood College, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues at the Hodson Auditorium, Frederick, MD

Oct 2011

Pennsville High School, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Pennsville, NJ

Oct 2011

Newton High School, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Newton, NJ

Sep 2011

East Tennessee State University, performance Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues at the DP Culp University Center Auditorium, Johnson City, TN

May 2011

Rhode Island College, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues at the Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts to benefit the new Harbor House Clubhouse, Providence, RI

May 2011

St. George's Middle School, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues at the Grosvenor Center for the Arts, Middletown, RI

Apr 2010

Boston College, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues at the Boston College Law School's Barat House, Newton Campus, Newton, MA

Jan 2010

Newton High School, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues selections, Newton, MA

Jun 2009

Yale University, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues at Whitney Auditorium, New Haven, CT

May 2009

Community College of Baltimore County, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Catonsville, MD

Nov 2008

Endicott College, featured poet, Beverly, MA

Oct 2008

Carroll Community College, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Westminster, MD

Oct 2008

Miami University, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Oxford, OH

May 2008

Lasell College, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Newton, MA

Nov 2007

University of Indianapolis, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Indianapolis, IN

May 2007

McDaniel College, three (3) performances of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Westminster, MD

Oct 2005

Goucher College, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Baltimore, MD

May 2005

Harvard University, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Cambridge, MA

May 2005

Cambridge College, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Cambridge, MA

May 2005

Case Middle School, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Watertown, NY

Oct 2003

Aurora University, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Williams Bay, WI

Oct 2002

State Fair Community College, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Sedalia, MO

May 2002

University of Arkansas, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Fayetteville, AR

Apr 2002

University of Texas, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Austin, TX

Apr 2000

Lesley University, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Cambridge, MA

Mar 2000

Boston University, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Boston, MA

Feb 2000

Boston College, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Boston, MA

Jan 2000

Cambridge Center for Adult Education, featured poet, accompanied by the Jeff Robinson Trio, Cambridge, MA

Dec 1999

Cape Cod Community College, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Tilden Arts Center, West Barnstable, MA

Sep 1999

Mount Holyoke College, poetry showcase, South Hadley, MA

Apr 1999

Mount Ida College, poetry showcase, Newton, MA

Dec 1998

Woodville Elementary School (K-12), poetry showcase, Wakefield, MA

Nov 1998

Endicott College, radio performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Beverly, MA

conference performances

Sep 2014

Klingberg Family Center, performance of Conversations with My Molester: A Journey of Faith for the Traumatic Stress Institute's professional development conference – for trainers of the Risking Connection (RC) model of trauma therapy, New Britain, CT

May 2013

Connecticut Mental Health Center, performance of The Recovery Show, an interactive fusion of performance and workshop exploring the relationships between trauma, addiction, and recovery – with a special focus on the experiences of young adults, New Haven, CT 

May 2013

Annual ICMS Conference, keynote performance of Conversations with My Molester: A Journey of Faith for the 2013 Integrated Case Management Conference (ICMS) conference, presented by the New Jersey Association of Mental Health & Addiction Agencies (NJAMHAA), Edison, NJ

Nov 2012

Connecticut Mental Health Center – Young Adult Services, presentation of The Recovery Show, an interactive work-in-progress fusing performance with workshops that explores the relationships between trauma, addiction, and recovery – with a special focus on the experience of young adults, New Haven, CT

Oct 2012

Sheppard Pratt Conference Center – NAMI Statewide Conference, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

May 2012

Connecticut Mental Health Center, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, New Haven, CT

May 2012

NJAMHAA-ICMS Conference, plenum performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, sponsored by the New Jersey Association of Mental Health & Addiction Agencies (NJAMHAA) and the New Jersey Association of Integrated Case Management (ICMS), Princeton, NJ

Apr 2012

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues at Janssen's spring fundraiser for the non-profit social service agency Family Guidance Center and Family & Children’s Services, Titusville, NJ

Mar 2012

Healing the Generations – 4rd Annual Family Violence and Trauma Conference, presentation of True Fire: Poetry and Drama as Tools for Healing, an experiential workshop co-facilitated by Michael Mack & Emily Burkes-Nossiter, offering written and dramatic exercises applicable for clinical and therapeutic settings, co-sponsored by the Clifford Beers Clinic of New Haven and the Mashantucket Tribal Nation, Foxwoods Resort & Casino, Mashantucket, CT

Feb 2012

Leap of Faith:  A Multi-Faith Symposium on Trauma and Violence, performance of excerpts from Conversations with My Molester: A Journey of Faith, sponsored by the Clifford Beers Clinic of New Haven, followed by a post-show discusssion co-facilitated with Marie Fortune, a pioneer in the study of clergy abuse, Hamden, CT

Jun 2011

Connecticut Mental Health Center training conference, staged reading of Conversations with My Molester: A Journey of Faith, New Haven, CT

May 2011

Annual Conference – Wellness Management and Recovery, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues at the Bergamo Retreat Center, Dayton, OH

Mar 2011

Metro-Suburban Recovery Learning Community, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues at the launch of the new peer-managed RLC, Framingham, MA

Feb 2011

FBI – BCPD Hostage Negotiation Seminar, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues at the 32nd Annual Hostage Negotiation Seminar, co-sponsored by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Baltimore County Police Department. The largest conference of its kind, this annual seminar provides law enforcement with tools for effective crisis intervention. Persons with mental illness are sometimes at the center of these crises, and Mack's presentation puts a human face on mental illness, and presents the point of view of family members who can be key allies in helping to diffuse a crisis. Followed by Q&A facilitated by Dr. Caren DeBernardo, forensic psychologist, Baltimore, MD

Feb 2011

Healing the Generations – 3rd Annual Family Violence and Trauma Conference, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues. Co-sponsored by New Haven's Clifford Beers Guidance Clinic and the Mashantucket Tribal Nation at MGM Foxwoods Resort & Casino, Mashantucket, CT

Nov 2010

NAMI Fundraiser, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues selections as fundrasier for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Brookline Wine Gallery, Brookline, MA

Oct 2010

Statewide Conference – New Hampshire Rehabilitation Association, keynote performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Meredith, NH

Sep 2010

Elks Lodge, fundraiser performance of "standup dramedy" – from Mack's solo work-in-progress Kingdom of Busted Furniture – to support Rett Syndrome research, Leominster, MA

Jul 2010

SAMHSA National Headquarters, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues selections for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration as part of SAMHSA's Food for Thought series, Rockville, MD

Jul 2010

National Conference – National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues selections, Washington, DC

Mar 2010

Healing the Generations – 2nd Annual Family Violence and Trauma Conference, staged reading of new solo work-in-progress Conversations with My Molester: A Journey of Faith. Co-sponsored by New Haven's Clifford Beers Guidance Clinic and the Mashantucket Tribal Nation at MGM Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, CT

Oct 2008

Annual Synergy Conference – Psi Beta National Honor Society in Psychology, keynote performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Westminster, MD

Oct 2008

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Cambria County – Annual Conference, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Johnstown, PA

Jan 2008

Symposium: Arts from the Heart, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues selections to raise awareness about mental illness, Middleboro, MA

Apr 2006

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of NYC, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues selections for the symposium "Caring for Parents: How to Help, How to Cope", New York, NY

May 2005

Samaritan Health & Mental Health Association of Jefferson County, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues for the educational lecture series "Mental Health through the Lifespan," Watertown, NY

Oct 2004

Illinois Statewide Conference – National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Chicago, IL

Oct 2004

Regional Conference – National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Lancaster, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Lancaster, PA

Sep 2004

Annual Conference, Ottawa County Mental Health, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Holland, MI

Apr 2004

Annual Conference, Boston Institute for Psychotherapy, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Boston, MA

Oct 2003

Project Awareness, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Wichita, KS

Sep 2003

Washington Statewide Conference, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Seattle, WA

Jun 2002

National Conference, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), performance drawn from Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Cincinnati, OH

May 2002

Arkansas Statewide Conference, Arkansas Mental Health Counselors Association, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Fayetteville, AR

May 2002

Fellowship Health Resources, Board of Directors presentation, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Providence, RI

Apr 2002

Leadership Training – Fellowship Health Resources, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Providence, RI

Jul 2001

National Conference – American Mental Health Counselors Association, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Chicago, IL

May 2001

Mental Health Association of SE Pennsylvania, regional conference, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Philadelphia, PA

Oct 2000

Pennsylvania Statewide Conference, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), plenary performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Harrisburg, PA

Jun 2000

Boston District Court leadership training, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Boston, MA

May 2000

Atlantic Clubhouse, mayoral presentation event, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Quincy, MA

Apr 2000

Massachusetts Statewide Conference, Mental Health Counselors Association, keynote performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Auburn, MA

Mar 2000

Massachusetts Statewide Conference, Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Boston, MA

Feb 2000

Campbell Advertising Group leadership training, featured poet, Baltimore, MD

Sep 1999

South Bay Mental Health Center regional conference, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Plymouth, MA

May 1999

Massachusetts Statewide Conference – National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Fitchburg, MA

May 1999

Massachusetts Statewide Conference – Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Boston, MA

hospital performances

Oct 2011

Carrier Clinic, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Belle Mead, NJ

Sep 2011

McLean Hospital, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Belmont, MA

Apr 2011

McLean Hospital, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Belmont, MA

Apr 2010

Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues for staff and residents as part of the Center's Hilliard Lecture Series, Greenfield, NH

Nov 2009

Hoboken University Medical Center, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues selections for staff and patients, Hoboken, NJ

May 2007

Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues for patients and staff, Greystone Park, NJ

Oct 2006

Rochester Psychiatric Center, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues for patients and staff, Rochester, NY

Nov 2005

McLean Psychiatric Hospital, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues for National Council, Belmont, MA

Nov 2003

Christian Hospital – Annual Conference, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, St. Louis, MO

Mar 2002

Hackensack University Medical Center, Hekemian Auditorium, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Hackensack, NJ

Oct 2000

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, grand rounds performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Boston, MA

May 2000

South Shore Mental Health Center, grand rounds performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Quincy, MA

Nov 1999

Cambridge Hospital, grand rounds performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Cambridge, MA

stage performances

Sep-Oct
2015

Bridge Theatre, New York City, Michael Mack's month-long Off-Broadway run of Conversations with My Molester: A Journey of Faith at the Bridge Theatre near Columbus Circle coincides with the visit to NYC by Pope Francis, New York, NY

May 2015

Footlight Club, America's oldest community theater hosts "This Is My Brave", a traveling production devoted to changing people's minds about mental illness, with Michael Mack contributing his new performance piece "By Heart", Jamaica Plain, MA

Jan 2015

Riot Theater, Michael Mack joins storytellers and comics for an evening of "Armando" – storytelling combined with improv comedy, Jamaica Plain, MA

Jul-Aug 
2014

Workshop Theater – NYC premiere, performances of Conversations with My Molester: A Journey of Faith at the Midtown International Theatre Festival wins Outstanding Script for a Full-Length Play (a remarkable feat for a one-person show) and a nomination for Outstanding Solo Performer, New York, NY

May 2012

Vineland Little Theatre, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues , Vineland, NJ

Jan 2012

Boston Playwright's Theatre, theatrical premiere of Conversations with My Molester: A Journey of Faith, Boston, MA

Apr 2010

Blacksmith House, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues , Cambridge, MA

May 2008

Mechanics Hall, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Worcester, MA

Nov 2007

Wheeler Arts Center, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Indianapolis, IN

Oct 2006

Rochester Auditorium Center, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Rochester, NY

May 2006

Times Square Arts Center, 6-week run Off-Off-Broadway, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, New York, NY

May 2006

Carroll Arts Center, three (3) performances of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Westminster, MD

Oct 2005

US Library of Congress, Mary Pickford Theater, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Washington, DC

Oct 2004

Williamsburg Library Theater, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Williamsburg, VA

May 2004

Mixed Blood Theater, three (3) performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Minneapolis, MN

May 2003

Boston Center for the Arts, fifteen (15) performances of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Boston, MA

Nov 2002

DC Arts Center, five (5) performances of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Washington, DC

Sep 2002

Mum Puppet Theater, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, a Philadelphia Weekly "A-List" pick, Philadelphia, PA

Feb 2002

DC Arts Center, five (5) performances of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Washington, DC

May 2001

Ruth Gordon Amphitheater, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Quincy, MA

Mar 2001

The Blacksmith House, six (6) performances of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Cambridge, MA

Dec 1998

Lyric Stage, poetry slam showcase, Boston, MA

Dec 1997

Mobius, poetry showcase, Boston, MA

Apr 1997

Kresge Auditorium, poetry slam showcase, Cambridge, MA

Apr 1997

Mobius, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues as a part of the Mobius Works-In-Progress #40 showcase, Boston, MA

festival performances

Dec 2014

First Night – Hynes Convention Center, Michael Mack joins Boston story slam champions in a New Years Eve storytelling showcase as part of the city's annual First Night celebration, Boston, MA

Jul-Aug
2014

Midtown International Theatre Festival, NYC premiere of Conversations with My Molester: A Journey of Faith wins Outstanding Script for a Full-Length Play (a remarkable feat for a one-person show). Michael Mack is nominated Outstanding Solo Performer, New York, NY

Jul 2013

Ko Festival of Performance, three (3) performances of Conversations with My Molester: A Journey of Faith at the Holden Experimental Theater at Amherst College as part of the 22nd annual Ko Festival, focusing this year on the theme of courage. Amherst, MA

May 2011

Massachusetts Poetry Festival, featured poet, Best of the Brookline Series, Salem, MA

Nov 2007

Spirit & Place Festival, three (3) performances of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Indianapolis, IN

Jul 2006

First Night – Hynes Convention Center, poetry showcase, Boston, MA

Jul 2004

Midtown International Theater Festival, three (3) performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, New York, NY

Sep 2002

Philadelphia Fringe Festival, two (2) performances of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Philadelphia, PA

Jun 2002

Frederick Festival of the Arts, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Frederick, MD

Apr 2002

Austin International Poetry Festival, featured poet, Austin, TX

Jun 2001

Columbia Festival of the Arts, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Columbia, MD

Apr 2001

Boston Poetry Festival, featured poet, Boston, MA

Dec 2000

First Night Boston, poetry showcase, Boston, MA

Dec 1999

First Night Boston, BCA, poetry showcase, Boston, MA

Aug 1999

Brockton Festival of the Arts, featured poet, Brockton, MA

Aug 1999

National Poetry Slam, representing Boston, Chicago, IL

Dec 1998

First Night Boston, poetry slam showcase, Boston, MA

Sep 1998

South End Open Studios, poetry showcase, Boston, MA

Aug 1998

National Poetry Slam, representing Boston, Austin, TX

Oct 1997

Boston Globe Book Festival, featured poet, Boston, MA

church performances

Jul 2014

St. Paul the Apostle, Michael Mack performs selections from Conversations with My Molester: A Journey of Faith, followed by a Q&A with Fr. Gil Martinez, pastor of St. Paul the Apostle (NYC's second-largest Catholic Church) focusing on the process of healing from sexual abuse, New York, NY

Jan 2013

The Paulist Center Catholic Church, back by popular demand, four (4) performances over four (4) weekends of Conversations with My Molester: A Journey of Faith with post-show talkbacks featuring Michael Mack and Father Rick Walsh of the Paulist Fathers – an order of Roman Catholic priests – the Q&A focusing on healing, and welcoming into a conversation anyone scarred by clergy abuse, Boston, MA

Jun 2012

The Paulist Center Catholic Church, performance of Conversations with My Molester: A Journey of Faith, Boston, MA

Mar 2012

St. Paul Catholic Church, the Catholic Church premiere of Conversations with My Molester: A Journey of Faith, Cambridge, MA

Feb 2012

Mishkan Israel Synagogue, performance of Conversations with My Molester: A Journey of Faith, Hamden, CT

Nov 2011

St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church, performance and staged reading of Conversations with My Molester: A Journey of Faith for Voice of the Faithful, Beverly Farms, MA

Apr 2011

First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church of Groton, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Groton, MA

Oct 2010

First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church of Lexington, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues in partnership with Lexington Community Education, Lexington, MA

Sep 2010

First Church Cambridge UCC, performance of comic poems and sketches at Dance Freedom, Cambridge, MA

Sep 2010

Saint Paul Catholic Church, staged reading of new work-in-progress Conversations with My Molester: A Journey of Faith, for Caring for the Soul support group, Cambridge, MA

May 2010

Saint Paul Catholic Church, DiGiovanni Hall, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA

May 2009

Middleboro Unitarian Universalist Church, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Middleboro, MA

Nov 2007

Saints Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Cathedral, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Indianapolis, IN

Nov 2007

All Saints Episcopal Church, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Indianapolis, IN

May 2006

First Religious Society Unitarian Church, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Newburyport, MA

May 2005

United Methodist Church, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Franklin, VA

Nov 2004

Middle Street Baptist Church, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Portsmouth, NH

May 2004

Saint Peter's Episcopal Church, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Philadelphia, PA

May 2000

Unitarian Church of Barnstable, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Barnstable, MA

club & café performances

Feb 2015

The Grand Canal, Michael Mack teams up with Randy Ross and Judah Leblang to present "From Diapers to Depends", an evening of stories about youth and aging, Boston, MA

Oct 2013

Club Passim, the historic folk music club that helped launch the careers of Joan Baez and Bob Dylan features storytellers Michael Mack, Allison Downey, and Jannelle Codianni in the First Person Plural storytelling series presented by MassMouth, Cambridge, MA

Jun 2012

Radio Bar, featured storyteller, Somerville, MA

Nov 2011

Bloc 11, featured poet, "Madness at the Grolier" showcase benefit, Somerville, MA

Apr 2011

Story Space / Out of the Blue Gallery, featured storyteller, Cambridge, MA

Apr 2011

Cantab Lounge, featured poet, Cambridge, MA

Jan 2011

Cloud Club, featured storyteller, private show, Boston, MA

Nov 2010

Main Street Cafe, featured poet, North Easton, MA

Jul 2010

Stone Soup Poetry, featured poet at one of the area's most venerable poetry institutions (40th anniversary in 2011), Cambridge, MA

Aug 2009

Java Room, featured poet, joining folksingers JB Sweeney and Kathryn Kaufman, Chelmsford, MA

Aug 2009

Savoury Lane, featured poet, joining folksingers JB Sweeney and Kathryn Kaufman, Acton, MA

Sep 2008

The Poetry Session at O'Shea's Olde Inne, featured poet, West Dennis, MA

May 2008

Reflections Cafe, featured poet, Providence, RI

Oct 2007

Cantab Lounge, poetry slam reunion showcase, Cambridge, MA

Apr 2007

Lizard Lounge, poetry showcase, Cambridge, MA

Aug 2003

Cornelia Street Cafe, featured poet, New York, NY

Apr 2003

Gallery Diablo, featured poet, Mission Hill Poetry Series, Boston, MA

Oct 2002

Mad Poets Cafe, featured poet, Warwick, RI

Jul 2002

XandO Slamicide, featured poet, Baltimore, MD

Mar 2002

Bean Zee's 203 Cafe, featured poet, Hanover, MA

Aug 2001

XandO Cafe, featured poet, Baltimore, MD

Jun 2001

Cafe Myth at Teaism, featured poet, Washington, DC

May 2001

Daily Grind Coffeehouse, featured poet, Bridgewater, MA

May 2001

Cantab Lounge, poetry slam team showcase, Bridgewater, MA

Apr 2001

MIT Coffeehouse, opening act for poetry slam, Cambridge, MA

Nov 2000

Paloma's, featured poet, Baltimore, MD

Nov 2000

Cafe Myth at Teaism, co-feature with Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Henry Taylor, Washington, DC

Nov 2000

Chili Peppers Bar & Grill, featured poet, Roanoke, VA

Nov 2000

XandO Cafe, featured poet, Baltimore, MD

Nov 2000

Mud Puddle Cafe, featured poet, Frederick, MD

Jul 2000

Daily Grind Coffeehouse, featured poet, Bridgewater, MA

May 2000

Down City Slam, poetry slam team showcase, Providence, RI

Apr 2000

Daily Grind Coffeehouse, featured poet, Bridgewater, MA

Feb 2000

Paloma's, featured poet, Baltimore, MD

Dec 1999

Moonstruck Cafe, featured poet, Charlton, MA

Nov 1999

Free Street Taverna, featured poet, Portland, ME

Oct 1999

Cafe Myth, featured poet, Washington, DC

Aug 1999

The Blue Note, National Poetry Slam, Chicago, IL

Aug 1999

The Subterranean, National Poetry Slam, Chicago, IL

Aug 1999

Chopin Theater, National Poetry Slam, Chicago, IL

Aug 1999

Lizard Lounge, poetry slam team feature, Cambridge, MA

Jun 1999

Blackthorn Tavern, featured poet, Easton, MA

Mar 1999

Cantab Lounge, Grand Slam Poetry Jam, Cambridge, MA

Feb 1999

The Middle East, Audible Visions performance series, Cambridge, MA

Aug 1998

Electric Lounge, National Poetry Slam, Austin, TX

Aug 1998

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, National Poetry Slam, Austin TX

Aug 1998

La Zona Rosa, National Poetry Slam, Austin, TX

Aug 1998

Cantab Lounge, East Coast Regional slam competition, Cambridge, MA

Aug 1998

AS220, poetry slam team feature, Providence, RI

Aug 1998

Club Passim, poetry slam team feature, Cambridge, MA

Aug 1998

Java Hut, poetry slam team feature, Worcester, MA

Jul 1998

Providence Cafe, featured poet, Providence, RI

Jul 1998

Cantab Lounge, poetry slam team feature, Boston, MA

Oct 1997

Phoenix Coffeehouse, featured poet, Cambridge, MA

Sep 1997

Middle East, Ruby Slipper performance showcase, Cambridge, MA

May 1997

MIT Coffeehouse, featured poet, Cambridge, MA

May 1997

Middle East, Ruby Slipper performance series, HV, Cambridge, MA

Jan 1997

Cantab Lounge, featured poet, Cambridge, MA

special venue performances

May 2015

Pine Grove Cemetery, performance of new work "By Heart" at a memorial service for the 500+ Westborough State Hospital patients buried in unmarked graves in the hospital's "potter's field," Westborough, MA

Jan 2014

Lincoln Public Library, featured storyteller, LOMA performance series, Lincoln, MA

Jun 2013

The Story Space, featured storyteller in the venerable venue instituted by Cambridge's own beloved Brother Blue in the Out of the Blue Gallery, Cambridge, MA

Oct 2013

The Piano Factory, emcee & co-producer, Art-2-Art #9, the 9th in a series of evening performances that include dance, music, drama, spoken word, and multimedia projects, Boston, MA

May 2012

Somerville Open Studios, performance of selected stories and poems on the Spoken Word Trolley, a tour bus shuttling passengers to artist studios throughout the city, Somerville, MA

Jun 2010

Brockton Public Library, featured performer with poets, musicians, and visual artists for You Are Not Alone -- celebration of the transformative, healing power of the arts, Brockton MA

May 2010

The Piano Factory, Art-2-Art performance showcase series, Boston, MA

May 2010

Chelmsford Public Library, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, in partnership with the Lowell Poetry Network, Chelmsford, MA

May 2010

Somerville Museum, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, for Mother's Day, Somerville, MA

May 2010

Pierre Menard Gallery, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, in partnership with the Grolier Poetry Bookshop, Cambridge, MA

Oct 2009

The Piano Factory, Art-2-Art performance showcase series, Boston, MA

Oct 2009

Boston City Hall, featured poet, The Laureate Series, Boston, MA

May 2009

The Piano Factory, Art-2-Art performance showcase series, Boston, MA

Apr 2009

Providence Public Library, featured poet, Providence, RI

Apr 2009

The Piano Factory, Art-2-Art performance showcase series, Boston, MA

Mar 2009

Boston Rescue Mission, performance showcase for shelter residents, Boston, MA

Jan 2009

The Piano Factory, Art-2-Art performance showcase series, Boston, MA

Nov 2008

The Piano Factory, Art-2-Art performance showcase series, Boston, MA

Sep 2008

Newton Free Library, Druker Auditorium, featured poet, a Boston Globe "Best Bet," Newton, MA

Jun 2008

Stone Soup Poetry Series, Out of the Blue Gallery, poetry M/C, Cambridge, MA

May 2008

Lasell Village, retirement community, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Newton, MA

May 2008

Middleboro Public Library, Larry Carver Mental Health Series, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Middleboro, MA

Oct 2007

Borders Books, featured poet, Boston, MA

Sep 2007

Walden Pond Poetry Series, featured poet, Concord, MA

Apr 2007

Jimmy Tingle's Off-Off-Broadway, poetry showcase, Boston, MA

Jul 2005

Brockton Public Library, featured poet, Brockton Poetry Series, Brockton, MA

Apr 2005

Parlin House, performance showcase, Everett, MA

Apr 2004

Museum of Fine Arts, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Boston, MA

Apr 2003

Brookline Booksmith, Brookline Poetry Series, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Brookline, MA

Jun 2002

C. Burr Artz Library, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Frederick, MD

Apr 2002

Barnes & Noble, featured poet, Boston, MA

Mar 2002

Brookline Booksmith, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Brookline, MA

Aug 2001

Borders Books, featured poet, Braintree, MA

Jul 2001

Boston Public Library, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Boston, MA

Apr 2000

Borders Books, featured poet, Boston, MA

Dec 1999

Zeitgeist Gallery, featured poet, Cambridge, MA

Oct 1999

Amherst Public Library, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Amherst, MA

Oct 1999

Jamaicaway Books & Gifts, poetry showcase feature, fundraiser for Volunteers of America, Jamaica Plain, MA

Sep 1999

Barnes & Noble, featured poet, Framingham, MA

Aug 1999

Fuller Art Museum, featured poet, Brockton, MA

Aug 1999

Newport Public Library, poetry slam showcase, Newport, RI

Jun 1999

Brookline Booksmith, featured poet, Brookline, MA

Apr 1999

Lynn Center for the Arts, poetry showcase, Lynn, MA

Apr 1999

Brookline Booksmith, featured poet, Brookline, MA

Apr 1999

Holyoke Center, Harvard Square, poetry showcase, Cambridge, MA

Apr 1999

Fuller Art Museum, featured poet, Brockton, MA

Feb 1999

Evan Studios, featured poet, Allston, MA

Feb 1999

Museum of Fine Arts, The Amazing Slam, 3-team poetry slam, Boston, MA

Dec 1998

Museum of Fine Arts, poetry slam showcase, Boston, MA

Nov 1998

Arlington Public Library, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Arlington, MA

Oct 1998

Borders Books, featured poet, Framingham, MA

Oct 1998

7th Annual Writers Harvest: The National Reading, poetry benefit, Salvation Army, Cambridge, MA

Oct 1998

Central Square Public Library, performance of Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues, Cambridge, MA

Sep 1998

South End Open Studios, poetry showcase, Boston, MA

Jul 1998

Fuller Art Museum, regional poetry slam championship, Brockton, MA

Jan 1998

Institute for Contemporary Art, poetry slam showcase, Boston, MA

Jul 1997

Waltham Studios, Worldwide Building, poetry showcase, Waltham, MA

Mar 1997

Waterstones Bookstore, Faneuil Hall, featured poet, Boston, MA

broadcast media (interviews)

Apr 2014

WBZ-AM, CBS News Radio, The Jordan Rich Show, Boston, MA LISTEN (31:32)

Jul 2013

WHMP-FM, The Bill Newman Show, Northampton, MA

Feb 2013

WGBH-FM, National Public Radio, Morning Edition and All Things Considered, Boston, MA LISTEN (6:43)

Feb 2013

CJAD-AM, Astral Radio Canada, 800 News, Viewpoints with Todd van der Heyden, Montreal, Quebec LISTEN - Part 1 (mp3, 6:05) LISTEN - Part 2 (mp3, 9:40)

Jan 2012

WBUR–FM, National Public Radio, Radio Boston, Boston, MA LISTEN (9:49)

Jan 2012

WBZ-AM, CBS News Radio, The Jordan Rich Show, Boston, MA

Jun 2009

WTNH–TV, ABC Television, Connecticut Style, New Haven, CT WATCH (6:17)

Jun 2009

WQUN–AM, CBS News Radio, The Morning Show with Ray Andrewsen, Hamden, CT LISTEN (mp3, 12:38)

Nov 2007

WFYI–FM, National Public Radio, Sound Medicine, Indianapolis, IN LISTEN (mp3, 8:10)

Nov 2007

WISH–TV, CBS Television, News Live at Noon, Indianapolis, IN

Sep 2006

WUMB–FM, National Public Radio, Commonwealth Journal, Boston, MA LISTEN (mp3, 15:00)

May 2004

WCCO–AM, CBS News Radio , Kim Jeffries Show, Minneapolis, MN

Nov 2002

WAMU–FM, National Public Radio, Kojo Nnamdi Show, Washington, DC

Aug 2002

WHYY–FM, National Public Radio, Radio Times, Philadelphia, PA
LISTEN - PART 1
(mp3, 11:02). LISTEN - PART 2 (mp3, 18:34). LISTEN - PART 3 (mp3, 17:02)

May 2002

SCAT–TV, Somerville, MA

Mar 2001

WBUR–FM, National Public Radio, Here and Now, Boston, MA

Mar 2001

WBIX–AM, Around Town, Boston, MA

Feb 2001

CCTV–TV, Cambridge, MA

Oct 2000

KACU–FM, National Public Radio, Theme and Variations, Abilene, TX

Dec 2000

WJIB–AM, Mental Health Today, Cambridge, MA

Dec 2000

BNN–TV, Mental Health Update, Boston, MA

Dec 2000

KACU–FM, National Public Radio, Theme and Variations, Abilene, TX

Jul 2000

BNN–TV, Mental Health Update, Boston, MA

Aug 1998

WERS–FM, Emerson College Radio, Live at Passim, Boston, MA

Oct 1998

WNSH–FM, Endicott College Radio, Straightforward Radio, Beverly, MA

Jun 1997

Media One Cable TV, Channel 2, Standpipe, South Shore, MA

publications

2010

Writers' Circle 2009 (anthology), publication of the prize-winning poem "Becoming Annie"

2008

Legendary: Stories We Tell Today, Stories Our Children Will Tell Tomorrow (anthology), publication of the poem "Spartacus Speaks"

2007

Best Catholic Writing 2007 (anthology), publication of the poem "Confession"

2005

Best Catholic Writing 2005 (anthology), publication of the poem "Our Lady of Sorrows"

2004

America, September 13, 2004, publication of the poem "Our Lady of Sorrows"

2004

Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), March 10, 2004, publication of the poem "Tardive Dyskinesia"

2003

Portland Review, Fall 2003, publication of the poem "Boy at Night"

2003

Portland Review, Fall 2003, publication of the poem "Letters from Uncle Bill"

2002

Beloit Poetry Journal, Summer 2002, publication of the poem "Homework #3"

2002

Dancing on Water (anthology), 2002, publication of the poem "Moth"

2002

DiverseCity (anthology), 2002, publication of the poem "Blizzard"

2001

Asheville Poetry Review, Spring 2001, publication of the poem "Moth"

1997

Boston Phoenix Literary Supplement, September 1997, publication of the poem "Slaps and Kisses"

1992

New York Quarterly, Issue 47, publication of the poem "How These Things Happen"

1990

Mississippi Valley Review, Spring/Summer 1990, publication of the poem "Spartacus Speaks"

1990

Southern Poetry Review, Spring 1990, publication of the poem "Feeding"

1989

Cumberland Poetry Review, Spring 1989, publication of the poem "Mama's Stigmata"

1988

Without Halos, 1988, Volume 6, publication of the poem "Janet's Aviary"

1988

Widener Review, 1988, Volume 5, publication of the poem "Dead Drunk"

1988

The Cathartic, Spring 1988, publication of the poem "Going Back In"

awards

2015

Outstanding Script for a Full-Length Play, award, Midtown International Theatre Festival, NYC

2015

Outstanding Solo Performer, nomination, Midtown International Theatre Festival, NYC

2013

Artist Fellowship, award, Playwriting & New Theater Works, Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC)

2013

Best Solo Performance, nomination, Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE)

2009

First Prize, award, Writer's Circle National Poetry Competition

2006

Gulf Coast Prize in Poetry, semifinalist, Gulf Coast magazine

2005

Artist Fellowship, award, Playwriting & New Theater Works, Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC)

2004

Foley Poetry Prize, finalist, America magazine

2002

Sawtooth Poetry Prize, finalist, Ahsahta Press

2002

Wordworks Miller Cabin Poetry Series, finalist

1999

Boston Poetry Slam, champion, represented Boston at the 1999 National Poetry Slam

1999

Boston Poetry Awards, Best Slam Poet

1998

Boston Poetry Slam, champion, represented Boston at the 1998 National Poetry Slam

1988

Wellesley Writing Prize, winner, Wellesley College

1988

Robert A. Boit Poetry Prize, winner, MIT

1988

Eloranta Summer Fellowship, grant winner, Polaroid Corporation/MIT

education & residencies

1988

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Science in Humanities (Creative Writing), Cambridge, MA

1988

Tyrone Guthrie Centre for the Arts, Annaghmakerrig, Ireland

1997

William Joiner Center Writing Workshop, University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA

1998

William Joiner Center Writing Workshop, University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA

1999

William Joiner Center Writing Workshop, University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA

2000

William Joiner Center Writing Workshop, University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA