Michael Raine is thrilled to be back at The Flea, having been a Resident Director in the old space on White Street from 2014-2015. During that time, Michael directed a dozen episodes of #Serials and adapted and directed the Grand-Guignol classic “The System” which was remounted for an encore run as one of the audience favorites from the series. Michael will be directing and choreographing the full-length version of the long-running #serial LOCKED UP BITCHES this winter in The Siggy. Written by frequent partner in crime, playwright Catya McMullen, they have put up short plays together for E.S.T./Youngbloods, #serials@theflea, Atlantic Stage 2, The Tank and the People’s Improv Theater. Also a choreographer and teacher, Michael’s choreography has been seen regionally and around New York, including Yale Rep, Joe’s Pub, Theater for a New City, NYMF, and the Folksbiene, as well as five seasons at the Weston Playhouse and the Japanese tour of Rent. Michael has choreographed productions for Juilliard Drama, CAP21, Brooklyn College, University of Miami, and NYU’s graduate acting program, where he has been a member of the faculty since 2008.