2009 Create Change Artist-in-Residence | 2020 Creative Action Fund Awardee
Michael Premo is a journalist and artist whose film, radio, theater, and photo-based work has been exhibited and broadcast in the United States and abroad. In addition to his work with Storyline, he has created original work with numerous companies including Hip-Hop Theater Festival, The Foundry Theater, The Civilians, and the Peabody Award winning StoryCorps. Michael’s photography has appeared in publications like The Village Voice, The New York Times, and Het Parool, among others. Recent projects include a new performance commissioned by the Working Theater, with the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, the multi-platform project 28th Amendment, the participatory documentary Sandy Storyline, award-winning short film and exhibit Water Warriors (POV), and Veterans Coming Home (PBS), a series about the transition from military service to civilian life. He has participated in civic artist residencies with The Laundromat Project and the National Resource Defense Council. He is the recipient of a Creative Capital Award, A Blade of Grass Artist Files Fellowship, and a NYSCA Individual Artist Award. Michael is on the Board of Trustees of A Blade of Grass.