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Michelle Mary Schaefer

How would you describe yourself as an artist?: Actor, Writer, Director, Deaf Talent

What pronouns do you use?: She/Her/Hers

How do you define your gender?: Female

How do you define your sexuality?: Queer

Where are you based? : Austin, Texas but always traveling for projects

What is your favorite thing on your resume?: I am known as the first Deaf Female Actor who has portrayed as Billy in Tribes by Nina Raine three times, Sarah Norman in Mark Medoff's Children of a Lesser God five times.... I also really enjoyed playing Ash in SKIN which was the most revealing, raw role I ever portrayed. I am a very versatile actor who always takes on all kinds of roles, takes on all kinds of challenges. My most recent challenge was as Hannah in Sarah Treem's play, When We Were Young and Unafraid and Im loving every moment of it. I do not allow my Deafness stop me from auditioning or achieving my bucket list of plays/roles I am passionate about.

What is the musical theatre song you’re most likely to belt in the shower?: "Bad Idea" from Waitress the Musical --- my bucketlist to be Jenna.... "Defying Gravity" from Wicked which is also my bucket list!... "Changing my Major" from Fun Home.

Who is your “queer-o”? : Leisha Hailey


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