Since 1994, Michael has worked professionally in theatre as an actor, director, designer, teacher, and producer in Alberta, Ontario, the U.S., and Europe. In 2008, he received his MFA in Theatre Directing at the University of Alberta and is Co-Artistic director of the critically acclaimed, award-winning Edmonton company wishbone theatre. In Alberta, Michael’s busy freelance career has seen him performing with The Citadel Theatre, Northern Light Theatre, Theatre Calgary, wishbone, Freewill Shakespeare Festival, Kill Your Television, Studio Theatre, and Surreal SoReal Theatre, among others.
Recent Fringe hits include Freud’s Last Session, by Mark St. Germaine, and lauded wishbone productions of Bashir Lazhar, by Evelyne de la Chenelière (2009), SHIMMER, by John O’Keefe (2010), and Parlour Song, by Jez Butterworth (2012). Most recently, he appeared as C. S. Lewis in The Chemainus Festival Theatre production of Freud’s Last Session. At King’s, Michael Peng teaches Drama 305/355/405 Ensemble Production, and directs for the main stage.