Michelle is a director and published playwright from Essex. Michelle worked on artist-led programme Future Forms with the Donmar Warehouse under the guidance of Sacha Wares and was a 2019 recipient of the Regional Theatre Young Directors’ Scheme completing a three month residency at the Mercury Theatre Colchester.
Recent Credits: Associate Director, HEADCASE by Kristin McIlquham, Essex on Stage – The Bush. Assistant Director, PRINCESS ESSEX by Anne Odeke, Essex Tour. Director & co-writer, MAN ENOUGH by Emy P & Michelle Payne for Mind Over Matter, Theatre Peckham. Director, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, University of Chichester (Musical Theatre Performance), Alexandra Theatre. Writer, CHELSEA, End of the Line Podcast by InkJockey. Director & writer, THE LIBERATORS, PPA (BA Acting), Eve Lyons Studio. Director, MY THREE SISTERS by Holly Rose Hawgood (R&D), The Bush (Emerging Writers Group). Writer, MEMORY BOX, Winner: Mercury Monologues, online. Writer & co-director, SQUAD GOALS, Dagenham & Redbridge FC. Director, FIND ME, No Fixed Address, VAULT Festival. Assistant Director, CINDERELLA, Mercury Theatre Colchester.
Twitter: @chellesta / Insta: @chellestaa Website: www.michelle-payne.co.uk