I am an actor.
I am a director.
I produce media.
Collaborating with storytellers to best articulate their vision through visual means has always been my passion: I have pursued it through many paths and I keep seeking new ways to expand and innovate.
“Now that the intervention movie is a genre of its own, we know what’s coming in Craig DiFolco’s intelligent drama “The Last Day of August” even before Dan (Michael Izquierdo) does. But you can’t blame the friends. Dan is a paraplegic now, and he didn’t return to New York when he had said he would. And he’s drinking. The screenplay — by Mr. DiFolco and Sara Rempe — is intriguing, with expertly handled exposition…nice performances and nice work…”Anita Gates, New York Times on Last Day of August
“Michael Izquierdo is unexpectedly winning as Frank, Vivie’s penniless, fair-weather suitor.”Simon Saltzman, U.S.1 on Mrs. Warren’s Profession
“The acting is largely excellent…(Charles Isherwood, NY Times).” “The Liquid Plain is well acted, …and most rewarding…” (Jonathan Mandell, NY Theater). “Michael Izquierdo was excellent in his depiction of Cranston; he left you with mixed emotions on one hand feeling sympathetic for his plight, enraged when he took advantage of Adjua” (Mary Anitha Parris, NY Theater Guide). “A compelling drama in the story of John Cranston…(Zachary Stewart, Theatermania).Isherwood (NYT), Mandell & others on “The Liquid Plain”
“Emily Mann’s beautiful, complexly informed production at the McCarter Theater… makes the world views of Shaw seem so attuned… an entertaining coterie of male characters brought to life in… the fresh-faced young Frank Gardner (Michael Izquierdo), Vivie’s devoted sweetheart.”Anita Gates, New York Times on Mrs. Warren’s Profession
“Stephen Bogardus, Michael Izquierdo and Tim Hopper make their characters into excellent company.”Michael Sommers, New Jersey Newsroom on Go Back To Where You Are
“This drama about a paralyzed recluse is decently crafted…strong performances, dramatic power.”Dennis Harvey, Variety on Last Day of August