Hi, I’m Michael Venske.
Collector and teller of stories.
Writer and performer of words.
Here’s a little about me:
— successful mistake-making misadventure-er
— three years in China
— married abroad, divorced at home
— American road-trip veteran
— bad uke player
— still marries professionally
— hard-stuff humor / mental health advocate
— speaker / storyteller / actor for hire
In 2012 I entered the solo theatre world as writer/performer in Thumbs Up which premiered in Washington, D.C., as part of the Capital Fringe Festival and later in Minneapolis during the Minnesota Fringe that same year.
“Venske’s acting anchors the piece solidly…the improv-trained Venske is at his best, unafraid to bust a move or pull out a silly dialect. His intensity is impressive, and each short scene ends on a poignant or fun note.”–DC Theatre Scene
(More reviews here.)
My next solo shows surround 3 years in China, family, and words that start with ‘D’.
Thanks for checking things out!