"Barakiva's first novel is at once a sweet-spirited love story...the Armenian content adds flavor and texture." - Booklist

"The story will appeal to both young people who are just discovering their own sexuality and readers who enjoy a good budding romance." - School Library Journal


"
Barakiva’s debut is well-wrought and realistic . . . and it’s entertaining." - Kirkus Reviews

 WHAT I DO/WHO I AM


I am primarily a theater director.


But I also write.  My first novel, One Man Guy, was published in 2014 by Macmillan (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) and was named to the Rainbow List, Family Equality Council's Book Nook, and the New York Public Library's 2015 LGBTQ Youth Summer Reading List, as well as voted #1 LGBTQ YA Novel in 2014 by Goodreads.  I've written a few plays and am working on more novels.


And I teach scene study in New York City for all levels of actors.


I also run The Upstart Creatures, a 501(c)(3) theater company that throws (meta)physical feasts, intertwining theater and food.  All our events are free and I invite you to come and eat with us.


I also write a blog about theater, food and outrage.


Mostly, I'm interested in trying to make the world a better place by telling compelling stories and making irresistible food.

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MICHAEL BARAKIVA

DIRECTOR º WRITER º BLOGGER º FEAST THROWER º SCENE STUDY TEACHER