Michael John Garcés is the Artistic Director of Cornerstone Theater Company, a community-engaged ensemble in Los Angeles where he recently directed Urban Rez by Larissa FastHorse. Other productions at Cornerstone include California: The Tempest by Alison Carey, Plumas Negras by Juliette Carillo, and Café Vida by Lisa Loomer. He is a company member at Woolly Mammoth Theatre in Washington, D.C., where his directing credits include Lights Rise on Grace by Chad Bekim and The Convert by Danai Gurira. Other recent productions include The Box by Sarah Shourd at Z Space and District Merchants by Aaron Posner at The Folger Theatre. Other credits include, in New York, BAM, The Atlantic, The Cherry Lane, INTAR, Repertorio Español, and, regionally, South Coast Repertory, A Contemporary Theatre, Hartford Stage, The Huntington Theatre, and The Children’s Theatre. Michael is the recipient of the Alan Schneider Director Award, the Princess Grace Statue Award, a TCG New Generations Grant, the NEA/TCG Career Development Program for Directors Grant, a Van Lier Directing Fellowship, and a Drama League Director’s Residency.