Michael Mufson

March 4th RallyMICHAEL A MUFSON  is a director, writer and performance artist who specializes in creating collaborative performance works on topical subjects.  He is currently  Professor of Theatre at Palomar College.  Michael has trained with some of the most influential acting teachers and directors of the contemporary theatre.  He was a participant in Jerzy Grotowski’s Objective Theatre Laboratory at the University of California, Irvine where he practiced Grotowski’s adaptation of Stanislavki’s method of physical actions as well as other approaches to physical and vocal training, the creation of original performance work and the roots of theatre in ritual.  He has trained with Anne Bogart and the SITI company in Viewpoints and Composition.  Michael has also trained in the Japaneese approach of Tadashi Suzuki at StageWest and participated in numerous Theatre of the Oppressed workshops with Augusto Boal and other practitioners.  Michael has also trained extensively in Lessac Kinesensic Voice and Body Training. Michael has been seen throughout San Diego in the persona of SENATOR CASH, from the great state of Exxon Mobil.  Visit http://www.senatorcash.com. He performed an interactive street theatre action at the Occupy San Diego May Day Rally in 2012.  Michael sums up his philosophy of theatre, “Theatre is a vital part of community.  Nowhere else do you have a group of people coming together to share and experience a form of expression which is uniquely human, where the material is forged directly from the heart and soul of our humanity.”