Love and Other Stuff Launches!

Love and Other Stuff Launches!

Michelle is producing and writing for Love and Other Stuff, a fictional docu-style web series about love, sex, and dating from a female perspective. We are asking women from all over the world to fill out a questionnaire which will inspire the stories for the series. Please see the link...

BEAN is Back!

(REFRIED) BEAN is Part Two of Michelle's solo show BEAN, which was named Best of Hollywood Fringe 2011 and Top Ten of Fringe World Festival Australia 2012. In (REFRIED) BEAN, an unfortunate dating curse has been placed on Bean and if she can't figure out how to break it, she...

BEAN Performs at her Alma Mater!

BEAN, A Solo Show
Written and Performed by Michelle Lema
Returns to her Alma Mater Sheldon High School, Home of the Huskies
for a Fundraising Event for Sheldon Theatreworks
and for One Night of Teal Black and White! And Bean.

@ Sheldon High School Studio Theatre
8333 Kingsbridge Drive
Sacramento,...

SHAKESPEARE's R&J tours Germany!

SHAKESPEARE'S R&J will now be performing a limited number of performances at Mainzer Kammerspiele in Mainz, Germany before it heads to the International Shakespeare Festival in Neuss. Michelle assistant directed this show and will travel with the production while it tours!

Catch Michelle in THE DEVIL WITH BOOBS - Now Performing!

THE DEVIL WITH BOOBS by Dario Fo OPENS FRIDAY MARCH 27th at the Open Fist Theatre Company!!!

Sub-Devil First Class Barlocco has an important mission: Possess the crusading and chaste Judge Alfonso de Tristano and turn him into a lecherous sex maniac. When Barlocco mistakenly possesses the Judge’s housekeeper instead,...

THE DEVIL IN DRAG coming soon!

Michelle is currently in rehearsal for Dario Fo's THE DEVIL IN DRAG - opening March 27th at the Open Fist Theatre. THE DEVIL IN DRAG is a saucy comedy about a Judge, a housekeeper, a Cardinal, and two devils who get tangled in each other's lifes in an explosion of...

Michelle travels with Shakespeare's R&J to Germany!

Shakespeares R&J is back and is going to Germany in June! Originally Michelle assistant directed the adaptation of Romeo & Juliet at the International Fringe Festival this past summer. The show is comprised of four Catholic school boys who escape the confines of their daily rituals to perform the classic...

Joe's Garage is Nominated for Seven LA Weekly Awards!

L.A. WEEKLY 30TH ANNUAL THEATER AWARDS NOMINEES ARE OUT!

MUSICAL OF THE YEAR
Joe's Garage, Open Fist Theatre Company

DIRECTION OF A MUSICAL
Pat Towne, Joe's Garage, Open Fist Theatre Company

MUSICAL ENSEMBLE
Joe's Garage, Open Fist Theatre Company

PRODUCTION DESIGN
Joe's Garage, Open Fist Theatre Company

LIGHTING DESIGN...

JOE'S GARAGE closes at the Open Fist!

After a spectacular run, with three months of sold out audiences, JOE'S GARAGE by Frank Zappa has come to a close at the Open Fist Theatre. Michelle assistant directed, ran spotlight, and understudied for the rock album put on stage. More information about the future of Joe's Garage to come!

JOE'S GARAGE EXTENDS THROUGH DECEMBER 20TH!

Due to popular demand and continuously sold out audiences, Joe's Garage is extending through Saturday December 20th! The show will be dark Thanksgiving weekend but will start up again on Friday December 5th.

Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 7pm

Also, you can catch Michelle stepping in as...

JOE'S GARAGE at the Open Fist Theatre Company

Michelle assistant directed the Open Fist Theatre Company's production of JOE'S GARAGE by Frank Zappa. JOE'S GARAGE has opened to rave reviews (see below) and packed audiences!

JOE’S GARAGE tells us the story of Joe – a simple guitar player in a garage band – as he is drawn into...

SHAKESPEARE MADE EASY Goes International!

Michelle co-wrote with Melissa Scher the children's show SHAKESPEARE MADE EASY which has performed across the US, including in Georgia, Colorado, and Northern California. She recently performed in This Bridge Theatre's production of SHAKESPEARE MADE EASY in its second run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

REVIEWS FROM THE EDINBURGH FRINGE...