Michole Biancosino (Director) is the Co-Founding Artistic Director of Project Y Theatre Company, where she has developed and directed new work in Washington, D.C. and New York City over the past 14 years. With Project Y, she has led various professional productions, as producer, director, and writer. In 2012 she directed Project Y’s world premiere musical “LoveSick or THINGS THAT DON’T HAPPEN”, plays by Lia Romeo, songs by Tony Biancosino, at 59E59 Theaters, nominated for 3 NYIT Awards including Best Production of a Musical. She directed the critically acclaimed “The Revival”, by Samuel Brett Williams, at Theatre Row which was nominated for 7 NYIT Awards, including Best Production of a Play and Outstanding Direction, and named The Advocate’s #2 show of 2010; it is currently being shot as a feature length film. A trained musician, acting teacher, and director, she has worked with Oregon Shakespeare Festival, CrossRoads Theatre, PTP, MileSquare Theatre, Camisade Theatre, id Theatre, The Peoples Improv Theatre, The New York Fringe Festival, and The Fine Art Center and Marigny Theatre with New Orleans Theatre Experiment. Michole is the recipient of the prestigious SDC Gielgud Fellowship for classical directing and was featured as a Top Young Woman Artist in Nervy Girl Magazine. She received the Marilyn F. Someville prize for emerging artists. Her productions have been featured in articles and reviews in The New York Times, PBS, The Washington Post, The Washington City Paper, NY Press, and Backstage. Her work has been supported by grants from NYSCA, ART/NY Creative Space grant, The Puffin Foundation, and H.E.A.R.T. foundation. She holds a BA in Theatre and English from Middlebury College, and an MFA in Directing from Rutgers University where she teaches and directs.