Michael Polak

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Full Instructor, Associate Fight Director
Fullerton, California

Michael has worked for the past twenty years in New York and throughout the country regionally as a professional actor, fight director, and teacher. He has performed Off-Broadway at the Mint Theatre and taught at the Shakespeare Lab at the Public Theatre.

Regional credits include: La Mirada Theatre, Pioneer Theatre Company, Chicago Shakespeare, A.C.T., Delaware Theater Company, Philadelphia Theatre Company, The Shakespeare Theatre, Hartford Stage, Playmaker’s Repertory Theatre, Cape Playhouse, Northern Stage, Ensemble Theatre Company, North Coast Repertory Theatre, International City Theatre, and the San Francisco, California, and Texas Shakespeare Festivals, to name a few. He has appeared on The 5th Quarter, The Young and the Restless, All My Children, and Guiding Light. He has choreographed stage violence for La Mirada Theatre, 3D Theatricals, The New Swan Shakespeare Festival, North Coast Repertory Theatre, Ensemble Theatre Company, Looseleaf Theatre Company, CSUF, CSUB, UNLV, Concordia University, in addition to many other theater companies. He received his M.F.A. from Penn State University and B.A. from California State University, Fullerton.