Michael + Patrick make plays, performances, and videos about their mutual obsessions. Their pieces draw on a range of material like modern drama, reality television, American method acting, technology, dance, and original text. Underlying the duo’s work is a constant investigation into theatrical form–how to subvert and manipulate it–and theater’s relationship to the other media that dominates our lives: television, Instagram, FaceTime, and Hollywood movies.
Their work has been seen at New York Theater Workshop Next Door (This American Wife), Ars Nova’s ANT Fest, the Exponential Festival in Brooklyn (A Doll’s House, Part 3), and Yale Cabaret. Stay tuned for news of upcoming productions! Michael + Patrick are currently members of Ars Nova’s Makers Lab.
Michael Breslin is a writer and performer whose work has been presented by New York Theater Workshop, Ars Nova, Queer New York International Arts Festival, Dixon Place, and the Yale Cabaret. Additional writing credits: shakespeare’s as u like it (with Emma Weinstein) and kiss me just once more. He co-produced Candace by Emma Weinstein and Stella Baker, which was awarded best LGBTQ short at Cannes’ American Pavilion.
Other NYC: Jeremy O. Harris, Tina Satter/Half Straddle, Raja Feather Kelly. Education: Yale School of Drama (MFA Dramaturgy candidate), Hamilton College. He has trained with Carmen Morgan and artEquity. www.michaelstevenbreslin.com
Patrick Foley is an actor and writer working in theater, film, and TV. He has performed at Ars Nova, Incubator Arts, Judson Memorial Church, the Tank, the McKittrick, Chautauqua Theatre Company, Yale Repertory Theatre, Shakespeare on the Sound, and Shakespeare Theatre Company. This American Wife is the second production written and performed by Michael + Patrick, after the debut of A Doll’s House, Part 3 earlier this summer at Ars Nova. A 2018 graduate of Yale School of Drama with an MFA in Acting, he also holds a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. www.patrickmfoley.com