Michael Wiles – The Power of Literature

Michael Wiles has been in the acting profession for many years. He studied at the Idyllwild Arts Academy in Riverside County, California as a young person, and he moved on to tackle his undergraduate studies at Cornish College. This is a Seattle based institution, and he was there from 1993 until 1997. He left with a BFA in Acting, and in 1999, he moved to San Francisco, where he enjoyed a series of successes working for many different theater companies.

Michael Wiles

In his spare time, Michael Wiles enjoys reading. This can be enriching activities for anyone, but it is particularly important for an actor. When you absorb the stories that are told in great novels and plays, you gain an understanding of many different character types. Subsequently, you can bring this knowledge with you when you land acting roles. Though he has read books by many different authors, Shakespeare is one of his biggest influences. In fact, he has put his knowledge of Shakespeare to good use. He has worked with the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, and he also spent some time with the California Shakespeare Theater.

As you might imagine, he also enjoys movies and certain television shows. When you watch dramatizations with a trained eye, you recognize the writing behind the film or episode. The writing can oftentimes be the most impressive part of the work that is being presented. Michael Wiles has a strong appreciation for the written word, and this has served him well throughout his professional career.

 

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About Michael Wiles

Michael Wiles lives in Sacramento, California and works in the theatre production industry. He has worked for many years as both an actor and a musical director until he was recently able to take the position he desires most: casting director. As a casting director, he has the opportunity to bring in talent and choose the direction of a production like never before.
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