Michael Bloom is a director and author whose work has been seen at many American theatres and in Japan. He adapted Jane Austen’s EMMA for Cleveland Play House, where he was artistic director, as well as Ostrovsky’s Artists and Admirers. He is the author of Thinking Like a Director. (Faber & Faber) and numerous articles for American Theatre and The New York Times. Off-Broadway he directed the NY premiere of SIGHT UNSEEN at Manhattan Theatre Club for which he received a Drama desk nomination. Regional work includes GROSS INDECENCY at Huntington Theatre Company (Elliot Norton Award, Best production) and the premiere of DINNER WITH FRIENDS at Actors Theatre of Louisville. He directed at Williamstown Theatre Festival, South Coast Rep, Berkeley Rep, Old Globe Theatre, Milwaukee Rep, Geffen Playhouse, Paper Mill Playhouse, and Seattle Rep. In Tokyo he directed THE GLASS MENAGERIE and THE MIRACLE WORKER.