Michelle A. Banks

ASL Interpreter/Performer

Michelle A. Banks (Gonzala/Ceres/Ensemble) is a native of Washington, DC, is an award-winning actress, writer, director, producer, choreographer, motivational speaker, and teacher. Former Artistic Director of Onyx Theatre Company for over 11 years in NYC. Her other achievements include the 2017 recipient of Gallaudet University’s Laurent Clerc Award, the 2002 recipient of the Christopher Reeve Acting Scholarship, an Individual Achievement Award from the National Council on Communicative Disorders, and a featured article in the February 1998 issue of ESSENCE magazine. Michelle’s most recent producing/directing credits: Gallaudet University’s A Raisin In the Sun, Look Through My Eyes, Silent Scream, Z: A Christmas Story, What Its Like (One Man Show), and In Sight and Sound: DE(A)F Poetry I, II & III.  Her acting appearances include “Sole” (TV Pilot), The C.A. Lyons Project (Alliance Theatre),”Soul Food” (Showtime Series), “Strong Medicine” (Lifetime), “Girlfriends” (UPN), “Compensation” (Independent Film), For Girls Who Considered Suicide When Rainbow Is Enu (NY & LA) and Big River (Mark Taper Forum & Ford Theater). Currently, Michelle Banks is the Artistic Director of VOCA – Visionaries of the Creative Arts, Inc. – www.visionariesofthecreativearts.org.

Productions at Commonwealth Shakespeare Company
Production Role
The Tempest Online Script-In-Hand Performance
ASL Interpreter/ Performer

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