Contemporary French Plays Project Director, Performer
Michelle Haner has been a member of foolsFURY since 2007, where she oversees the company’s French Plays Project, dedicated to the translation and production of new French contemporary theater. Michelle studied and trained at Harvard, the Sorbonne, UCLA (M.F.A.) and L’Ecole Jacques LeCoq in Paris. Her work as a director includes Fabrice Melquiot’s The Unheard of World (world premiere for foolsFURY, 2015), Sarah Kane’s Crave, Charles Mee’s Trojan Women, Sheila Callaghan’s Kate Crackernuts and Dan Harder’s Killer Story. As an actress, favorite performances include Steve Morgan Haskell’s how blue the sky was (Roland Barthes is dead) and All You Can Eat. She has also performed in television (CSI, Dragnet, Deadwood, One on One) and independent films. Michelle also heads the arts department at the French-American International School in San Francisco, where in 2016, she directed “HAMLET mashup” (Shakespeare’s work intercut with contemporary exploration).