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R. Michael Gros currently serves as a resident faculty director at Kansas State University. Michael, a member of SSDC, has directed and/or produced over 70 productions under AEA contracts as Artistic Director (AD) of PCPA Theaterfest.

As AD, he commissioned and produced new works including musical theatre and theatre for young audiences. Michael was a 2005 Fellow at the NAS/Stanford University Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders in the Arts. He is an arts consultant in the areas of leadership, planning, production and programming.

Michael is a former Dean of Fine, Performing and Language Arts. He earned his MFA (directing) from UC Irvine and his BA (Magna Cum Laude) from UCLA. Michael is an active member in ATHE, USITT and arts advocacy organizations

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