Michael Joined the group in 1978, and since then, has acted in 25 full-length plays, as well as directed another 15. He has acted in such diverse plays as The Honeyspike, My Three Angels, Witness for the Prosecution, The Heretic, Confusions, Translations, The Cripple of Inishmaan, Sharon's Grave and The Shadow of a Gunman. He has directed plays by Brian McMahon, John B. Keane, Tom Murphy, Eugene McCabe, Mary O’Malley, Sean O’Casey, Brian Friel, and Marina Carr et al. Michael has also worked at set construction, and assisted with both lighting and sound design. He has served as Chairman and Secretary of the group on numerous occasions, and has co-ordinated and designed production programmes. Furthermore, he has directed award winning plays for Macra na Feirme and Siamsa, and ran workshops for youth groups. He most recently directed The Lieutenant of Inishmore, by Martin McDonagh, at LIT.