Prof. Michael F Bergmann
Michael enjoys exploring performance with an optimistic eye towards technology. He is based in his native city of Toronto and is a member of the faculty at Ryerson University’s School of Performance, where he teaches and is writing curriculum to integrate projection and digital tools into the program. His research explores in the role of new technologies in live art and storytelling through his lab, TRiPL (Technological Research in Performance Lab).
His creative work spans across theatre, dance, and installation art, with an emphasis on merging approaches through a technological lens. Prior to Ryerson, he worked in industry at the San Francisco research and development lab for Worldstage, innovating on approaches to corporate performance and industrial events across the USA and Macau for clients such as Wynn, NBC Studios, Intel, and Nokia Bell Labs.
He is a member of IATSE Local ADC 659, and continues to design when he can.
Michael received his MFA in Design from the Yale School of Drama and held a Eldon Elder fellowship.