Michael Littig is an actor, teaching artist, and theater maker.
As an actor, his NY/Regional credits include: NYSF/Public Theater, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey, Portland Stage Company, LATC, Z Space, Hangar Theater, the Utah Shakespeare Festival, and the Hippodrome Theatre as a resident company member.
Internationally, he has performed in A Dreamplay (United Arab Emirates), Juárez: A Documentary Mythology (Mexico/UAE/Lebanon), HEARTPIECE (Mongolia), and Hamlet / Ur Hamlet (UAE) as an associate artist with New York/Abu Dhabi-based Theater Mitu. Michael (along with Theater Mitu members) has diligently continued various global research initiatives towards a continuous development and articulation of Theater Mitu’s training methodology Whole Theater. Most recent training initiatives have traveled Michael and Mitu to Japan, India, Mongolia, and the Middle East. This has led to trainings and collaboration with some of these cultures’ most important masters.
Michael has served on faculty at the NYU Graduate Actor Training Program, Shakespeare Society, Stella Adler Conservatory, in addition to teaching workshops in Kenya, Mexico, Egypt, UAE, Japan, Mongolia, and India. His awards and recognition include: the NEA Arts Works grant, the MAP Fund, the NEFA Touring grant, the CEC Arts Link, and a Fulbright Fellowship to examine the relationship between a shaman and an actor in Mongolia.
Currently, Michael continues to collaborate with church communities in both Gainesville, Florida and New York to develop new theater engagement techniques in collaboration with the NEA and the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards in Italy, in addition to developing a piece with Theater Mitu on soldiers returning from war both in the USA and the Middle East.
He is a proud member of the Grand Unicorn Experiment at Mark Fisher Fitness, co-founder of the Patrick Page Studio in New York City, and co-founder of Congregation Coaching.
Michael is the founder of the Great Globe Foundation and the Daddaab Theater Project. The work of the Great Globe Foundation has facilitated artistic collaborations with the UNHCR (United Nations High Council for Refugees), US State Department, Save the Children, and Filmaid International.
Michael holds a BFA in Drama from the University of Cincinnati (CCM), where he received the distinguished alumnus award for career excellence, and is a Fulbright Scholar (Mongolia). Based in New York, he continues to create, develop, and present work in the US and internationally.