velina brown

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Velina Brown
and Michael Gene Sullivan are veteran actors, singers, directors, and theatre professionals. They've appeared in over a hundred productions, ranging from American classics at the American Conservatory Theatre , Theatreworks, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and Shakespearian classics at the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, to exciting new work at the Denver Center Theatre Company, Shotgun Players, The Magic Theatre and Marin Theatre Company , to political musical comedies at the never silent, always outrageous San Francisco Mime Troupe.

They've appeared in film, television, and have performed in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, off-Broadway, and across the United States.

Michael is also Resident Playwright for the Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe, is a regular blogger on, and is the author of "1984", the stage adaptation of George Orwell's classic dystopian novel. Published by Playscripts, Inc. (New York) and Edicions de 1984 (Barcelona), Michael's adaptation premiered at Los Angeles' Actors' Gang Theatre under the direction of Academy Award winning actor Tim Robbins, and has since toured to Europe, Asia, Australia, Central and South America, and across the United States.

Velina is the creator of a personal consultation service, The Business of ShowBiz, and is a regular columnist for Theater Bay Area Magazine. She is also a composer and guitarist, and has had concerts in San Francisco Berkeley, and Santa Cruz. 

(Click here to listen to song and voice-over demos,.)

Both Velina and Michael are Collective Members of the San Francisco Mime Troupe, but work extensively outside of the company. They've directed each other, and have been fortunate to frequently perform together - as lovers, as hero and villain, and as mother and son in one production - and father and daughter in another.

In between all this they also found time to get married and have a son, Zachary. 

So thanks for coming. Stay awhile, and have a look around to get an idea of our style, our commitment, and our passion.


The Business of Showbiz

An Incomplete List of Theatre Productions featuring the work Of Velina Brown and Michael Gene Sullivan