…for theatre, film, and television

Michelle directed the romantic comedy/action short Beyond Belief, which is now in development as a full length feature film.  She also directed an entertainment video for ‘tweens’ about physical and nutritional health, featuring the Harlem Globe Trotters and supervised by Bridget Bennett, nutritionist for the Oscar-nominated film Super Size Me.

Her theatrical directing career includes the one-woman show Toasted, which won San Francisco’s  “Best of the Fringe” award. The San Francisco Chronicle wrote, “Toasted…is brightly comic, painfully brave and, ultimately, terribly tragic…deftly staged by Michelle Cohen…well worth seeing.”  She developed, directed and produced Dan Elish’s musical, Just Desserts, and the ballet, Tina’s Feeling at Fordham at Lincoln Center.

Known as an actor’s director, Michelle specializes in discovering vibrant and fascinatingly detailed characters with her actors.

evolution of a director

Director, writer, producer, and performer