Michael Gunst is a actor, director and mask maker. He has performed locally in the Denver Metro/Boulder region of Colorado at the Germinal Stage, Nomad Theater, Denver Civic Theater, with Band of Toughs, Theatre 13, Giving Voice Productions and Colorado Shakespeare Festival's Living Shakespeare. For over 22 years Michael has been a member of Faustwork Mask Theatre of Toronto, Canada. He has performed with the International Pantomime Company of New England in Mexico and toured with the Pocket Mime Theater Company of Boston. For 8 years Michael co- created 5 new movement theater shows with the collective Studebaker Movement Theatre, MA. They toured, taught and performed both internationally and nationally across North America and in Scotland, England, Switzerland, Germany, and the Czech Republic. Michael has an MFA in Acting from Brandeis University's Professional Actor Training Program, and has performed in New York City in Off & Off Off Broadway, regionally at the Asolo Theatre, FL, Castle Hill Festival, MA, The Big Apple Clown Care Unit, NYC, and with Circus Flora, MO. "Four Wishes" was created for the 2007 Boulder International Fringe Festival and was a "Winner of the Encore Performance".
Gunstwork performs at theaters, festivals, schools, and libraries. We conduct workshops in mask movement, mask making and audition techniques, as well as hold art residencies. Gunstwork is on the rosters of YARO, YASCC, YANET,YASETX, and Think 360 Arts.