Creator / Writer / Director

T. Michael Murdock

Bio

Mike is a professional actor, writer, director and disposable hero. He is also the current Artistic Director of Alchemy Theatre. After his parents taught him to read at an early age, Rebecca Payne and Colleen Sexton introduced him to Shakespeare and the arts in high school. From there, he attended Ohio University in Athens, OH, where he double-majored in Theatre and Journalism, with a minor in English. He finished his degree at Marshall University in Huntington, WV. From there he moved to Los Angeles and created The Muse Theatre, then later returned to the Tri-State to continue trying to bring great art to the area. He has performed professionally in the United Kingdom, Pittsburgh, L.A. and more. Before Alchemy, Mike was one of the Resident Directors at Arts Resources for the Tri-State (ARTS) for five years, where he directed and/or acted in numerous productions. He also created The West Virginia Shakespeare Festival (WVSHAKES) in 2018, now in its fifth year. He is a published author, writing the novel The Dragon Ruby with Herschel Jeffrey, which will be re-released soon, and he has won several playwriting contests and screenplay awards. His film company 619 Pictures has worked with Alchemy to create new and inventive ways to produce theatre during the 2020 / 2021 COVID-19 pandemic. He lives in Chesapeake, OH with his wife and two cats, and he is a member of the professional actors union, Actor's Equity Association (AEA).

Credits

Director
Alchemy Theatre Troupe
2022

Petruchio
Alchemy Theatre Troupe
2022

Albie Ziegler
Alchemy Theatre Troupe
2022

Creator / Writer / Director
Alchemy Theatre Troupe
2022

Director
Alchemy Theatre Troupe
2022

Co-Curator / Writer
Alchemy Theatre Troupe
2022

Director / Writer
Alchemy Theatre Troupe
2021

Sound Operator
Alchemy Theatre Troupe
2021

Performer
Alchemy Theatre Troupe
2021

Producer
Alchemy Theatre Troupe
2021

Line Producer
Alchemy Theatre Troupe
2021

Director
Alchemy Theatre Troupe
2020

Producer / Director
Alchemy Theatre Troupe
2020

Producer / Director
Alchemy Theatre Troupe
2020

Director
Alchemy Theatre Troupe
2020

Lights/Sound
Alchemy Theatre Troupe
2020

ART
Serge
Alchemy Theatre Troupe
2019

Host / Director
Alchemy Theatre Troupe
2019

Sound Designer
Alchemy Theatre Troupe
2019

Director
Alchemy Theatre Troupe
2019

Director
Alchemy Theatre Troupe
2019

New Voices Play Festival
Various
Greenbrier Valley Theatre (Professional)
2019

The Greenbrier Ghost
Doc Knapp
Greenbrier Valley Theatre (Professional)
2019

A Christmas Carol
ASM
Greenbrier Valley Theatre (Professional)
2018

A Christmas Carol
ASM
Greenbrier Valley Theatre (Professional)
2018

An Enemy of the People
The Drunk
Greenbrier Valley Theatre (Professional)
2018

Julius Caesar
Decius Brutus / Marullus
Greenbrier Valley Theatre (Professional)
2018

New Voices Play Festival
Various
Greenbrier Valley Theatre (Professional)
2018

Babes In Toyland
Tweedle Dee
Greenbrier Valley Theatre (Professional)
2017

Glengarry Glen Ross
Director
ARTS
2017

The Importance of Being Earnest
Lane
Greenbrier Valley Theatre (Professional)
2017

The Marvelous Wonderettes: Dream On!
The Janitor / Principal
Greenbrier Valley Theatre (Professional)
2017

To Kill A Mockingbird
Horace Gilmer
Greenbrier Valley Theatre (Professional)
2017

A Comedy of Errors
2nd Merchant
Essential Stages
2016

As You Like It
Director
ARTS
2016

August: Osage County
Director
ARTS
2016

God of Carnage
Michael
ARTS
2016

On Golden Pond
Charlie
Greenbrier Valley Theatre (Professional)
2016

The Full Monty
Dave
ARTS
2016

Brigadoon
Tommy
ARTS
2015

Company
David
ARTS
2015

Fuddy Meers
Director
ARTS
2015

Into The Woods
Cinderella's Prince
ARTS
2015

Medea
Creon
ARTS
2015

New Works Festival
Director
ARTS
2015

Our Town
The Stage Manager
ARTS
2015

Crazy For You
Bela Zangler
ARTS
2014

Much Ado About Nothing
Director
ARTS
2014

New Works Festival
Director
ARTS
2014

Pirates of Penzance
Constable
ARTS
2014

Rabbit Hole
Director
ARTS
2014

The Boy Friend
Percival Browne
ARTS
2014

Twelve Angry Men
Juror #10
ARTS
2014

How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying
J.B. Biggley
ARTS
2013

Julius Caesar
Director
ARTS
2013

Laughter on the 23rd Floor
Director
ARTS
2013

Saint Joan of the Stockyards
Pierpont Mauler
Marshall University
2013

The Man Who Came To Dinner
Sheridan Whiteside
ARTS
2013

1776
Ben Franklin
ARTS
2012

Macbeth
Director
ARTS
2012

New Works Festival
Various
Marshall University
2011

New Works Festival
Playwright / Director
Marshall University
2011

Noises Off!
Lloyd Dallas
Fifth Avenue Theatre Company
2011

The Fantasticks
El Gallo
ARTS
2011

New Works Festival
Various
Marshall University
2010

New Works Festival
Playwright / Director
Marshall University
2010

Titanic: The Musical
Thomas Andrews
Fifth Avenue Theatre Company
2010

Man of La Mancha
Sancho
Fifth Avenue Theatre Company
2009

New Works Festival
Playwright / Director
Marshall University
2008

New Works Festival
Various
Marshall University
2008

The Merry Wives of Windsor
Falstaff
Marshall University
2008

The Seagull
Sorin
Marshall University
2008

New Works Festival
Various
Marshall University
2007

New Works Festival
Playwright / Director
Marshall University
2007

Romeo & Juliet
Mercutio
City Theatre - Pittsburgh, PA
2003

Twelfth Night
Malvolio
Marshall University
2003

You Can't Take It With You
Martin Vanderhof
Marshall University
2003

Bus Stop
Dr. Gerald Lyman
Marshall University
2002

Romeo & Juliet
Mercutio
Marshall University
2002

The Foreigner
Owen
Marshall University
2001

Grease!
Kenickie
HOT
2000

1776
John Dickinson
HOT
1999

Hamlet
Horatio
Oxford University - Oxford, UK
1999

Guys & Dolls
Harry The Horse
HOT
1998

Oklahoma!
Slim
HOT
1997

Play On!
Louis
Marshall University
1996

Don't Rock The Boat
Victor Bey
Chesapeake High School
1995

Fiddler on the Roof
The Constable
ACTC
1995

Auntie Mame
Cousin Jeff
Chesapeake High School
1993