Michael Ross Albert

Michael Ross Albert

Michael Ross Albert is a Toronto-based playwright whose work has been performed across Canada and the United States, and in the United Kingdom. Recent credits include Anywhere (Toronto Fringe Festival - Patron's Pick, Best of Fringe, listed among NOW Magazine's Outstanding New Plays), Tough Jews (Dora Award nomination; My Entertainment Critics’ Choice Award winner - Outstanding New Play); Miss (Unit...
Michael Ross Albert is a Toronto-based playwright whose work has been performed across Canada and the United States, and in the United Kingdom. Recent credits include Anywhere (Toronto Fringe Festival - Patron's Pick, Best of Fringe, listed among NOW Magazine's Outstanding New Plays), Tough Jews (Dora Award nomination; My Entertainment Critics’ Choice Award winner - Outstanding New Play); Miss (Unit 102 Actors Company); and a new musical adaptation of The Jazz Singer (HGJTC/Dancap). Michael debuted five new works at The New York International Fringe Festival, including The Grass is Greenest at the Houston Astrodome (“Best American Short Plays 2014-2015”) which received its Canadian premiere in the 2018 Toronto Fringe Festival. Michael received an MFA in Playwriting from the Actors Studio Drama School. He recently taught new play development as an instructor of record at the University of Waterloo.

Plays

  • Anywhere
    A young businesswoman returns to her AirBnB to find that her host has been waiting up for her. What started as a cordial relationship between strangers begins to steadily escalate into a tense and unnerving battle for control.

    Two women face off against each other in a struggle for meaning, connection, and power in this new thriller that questions how we can genuinely connect in a cynical, digital age.
  • Miss
    A shocking accident at a private boarding school irrevocably changes the lives of a teacher, her fiancé, and a troubled student. A taut and explosive new drama about loss, grief, guilt, and revenge.
  • Tough Jews
    Set in Toronto’s crime-filled neighbourhood of Prohibition-era Kensington Market against the backdrop of the roaring twenties, the Great Depression, and the biggest race riot in Canadian history, a family of would-be gangsters try to support themselves by running a speakeasy out of their domineering mother’s basement. When a murder is committed and a job goes wrong, the family is suddenly flung into the high-...
    Set in Toronto’s crime-filled neighbourhood of Prohibition-era Kensington Market against the backdrop of the roaring twenties, the Great Depression, and the biggest race riot in Canadian history, a family of would-be gangsters try to support themselves by running a speakeasy out of their domineering mother’s basement. When a murder is committed and a job goes wrong, the family is suddenly flung into the high-stakes American gangland world of Al Capone and Detroit’s Infamous Purple Gang.