Michael Premo is an artist, journalist, and filmmaker. He is Executive Producer at Storyline. He has created original film, radio, and theater with numerous companies including The Foundry Theater, The Civilians, Hip-Hop Theater Festival, PBS, and the Peabody Award-winning StoryCorps. Michael’s photography has appeared in publications like The Village Voice, The New York Times, NPR and Het Parool, among others. Some recent work includes the play and sound-walk Sanctuary, commissioned by Working Theater devised in collaboration of the community of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, the film/exhibit Water Warriors (POV) the participatory documentary Sandy Storyline (Jury Award Tribeca Film Festival), the PBS series Veterans Coming Home, and the touring installation 28th Amendment. He has participated in civic artist-in-residencies with The Laundromat Project and the National Resource Defense Council. He is the recipient of a Creative Capital Award, A Blade of Grass Artist Files Fellowship, and a New York State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Award. Michael is on the Board of Trustees of A Blade of Grass and the Center for Story-Based Strategy.
Photo by Kisha Bari