Michael Torres

Teaching artist

Michael Torres, was last seen as the Greek god, Apollo in Disbelief by Garret Groenveld for Playground.

In 96, he co-founded Campo Santo where he originated roles for Dave Eggers, Denis Johnson, Jose Rivera, Jessica Hagedorn, Octavio Solis and more.

An award winning actor, Michael has played at The Aurora Theater, Shotgun Players, Crowded Fire, Word for Word, Berkeley Repertory, Teatro Campesino, California Shakespeare,The Magic,

TheatreFirst among others and has toured the U.S.A. and Europe in shows. Recently, he co-directed with Elaina Wright (nomination for Best Directors from TBA) The Farm by Jon Tracy for TheatreFirst.

Film wise, you can see him in About Cherry as Po and as Crow in The Other Barrio.

Michael is the Chair of the Laney College Theatre Arts Department where he founded The Fusion Theatre Project.

Michael holds a BA from San Francisco State and an MFA from the University of California at San Diego.