B.A., Univ. of California Santa Cruz (1980)
Michael Preston (B.A. University of California, Santa Cruz 1980), lived for many years in New York and was a member of the Shaliko Company, founded by Leonardo Shapiro. He also worked with such artists as John Sayles, Richard Elovich, David Cale, Wynn Handman and Theodora Skipitares. From 1991 until 2000 he toured the world as one of the Flying Karamazov Brothers, which included three different runs on Broadway. With them he collaborated on and performed 9 different shows, ranging from the post-modern tragedy Le Petomane, to an update of Room Service (winner of an L.A. critic's award in 1998). They were nominated for an Olivier award in London for best Comedy in 1994. He directed their latest show, Life: A Guide for the Perplexed, which is now touring the country.
Since 2004 he has been sharing a teaching position with his wife, Barbara Karger. It is his hope that student actors will receive a firm basis in the history and traditions of theater and that, within the framework of a structured and supportive environment, they will be able to unlock their creativity, imagination and physicality in order to further their growth as an artist and begin to create a engaged and exciting theater for their times.