Michael Yawney

Associate Professor
MFA Directing, Columbia University; BFA Drama, New York University
Phone: 305-348-7545
Office WPAC 139A 
Michael Yawney is a Miami-based director/playwright. Recently he directed a double bill of Brecht/Weill's LINDBERG'S FLIGHT and Blitzstein's AIRBORNE SYMPHONY for Orchestra Miami. He directed Rudi Goblen's FITO for the Live Arts Bard Biennial and PET at Miami Light Project, YoungArts, and #305ONEFEST. Yawney's production of Heather Woodbury's 12-hour stand-up novel AS THE GLOBE WARMS was seen at Austin's Vortex Rep and L.A.'s Redcat. With Brandon Urrutia, he co-created the streaming production INTIMATE/INTERNET for GableStage. Yawney wrote and directed EXILE JESUS STARBUCKS for Miami Light Project's Here & Now. He also adapted and directed the Bulgarian play, THE SPIDER for the Alternative Theater Festival. His play 1,000 HOMOSEXUALS premiered at the Arsht Center. His gloss on KID ENDS PLAY appears in the latest issue of the online journal, Imagined Theatre. Yawney founded FIU's play development program The Greenhouse. He has a BFA from the Experimental Theater Wing of New York University and an MFA in Directing from Columbia University.