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NARRATIVE MINDWORKS a newly formed international private non-profit professional association for anyone involved with narrative medicine or any practice that uses narratives in their teaching, psychotherapy, etc. 


I was asked to join with the expectation that, at some point, they will feature me and my work as an artist and teacher.


This link is one of the first installments of Poets reading Poems. I was asked to read a poem by my husband, a published poet (now deceased) and comment on it. I also included a recording of the poem as a song that our band, Edgar Allen & The Poettes recorded.

Watch the video and hear the song, Prison Train here:



Thank you for visiting my website!

Here you will find out about my theatre, music and grief work.

Please reach out if you want to get involved.

it's complicated...

What a great experience it was writing and performing this play. Thank you all who came and participated.

I am currently working on the next steps--what comes after the show and how can I work with others to share and witness their stories of loss and transition?

this gift of life

I am currently offering one-hour meeting workshops to talk about the show, my work and moving forward. If you'd like to be included, please reach out to me!

The Zoom workshops will go until some time in January 2024.

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left to right: Dana Capanna, Anthony Diaz, Michelle Pauls

left to right: Dana Capanna, Anthony Diaz, Michelle Pauls

Photos by Carly L Bodnar

left to right: Michelle Pauls, Dana Capanna, Anthony Diaz

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Content Partners!

The Threshold Collective, providing support in aging, death and dying issues, medical system navigation, and rights for the body and celebrations of life.


Gift of Life Donor Program is the nation's leading organ procurement organization coordinating more organ and tissue donors than anywhere else in the United States. We were honored to welcome organ recipient, John Branton, speaking after the performance on September 17.


Salt Trails Grief Cooperative and This Hallowed Wilderness will support the production as a grief professional and death midwife. Thank you to Naila Francis who lent her expertise during a talkback discussion after the performance on Monday, September 18 @ 6:00pm.

The Poettes!

All about my band! You can see us around PHL, and listen to our music here & on YouTube

Gigs Coming Up:


Bob & Barbara's Lounge
1509 South Street
Philadelphia, PA

April 16, 2024


April 28, 2024


With Kelvin Cochrane Band 

Alec Stewart

Fergie's Pub

1214 Sansom Street

Philadelphia, PA

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photo by Phillip Silverstone

love, Michelle!

"Michelle is very emotional, and she lived her character... a brilliant performance."  --Mario Cerrito, director, DEADLY GAMBLE.


"Michelle Pauls [is] brilliant...crafts [a] stunning physical performance in a staging I can only describe as terrifying"



"Michelle Paul’s rendition of Briseis is a stunning portrait not of the helpless woman, but of the power one finds in the most hopeless of situations" -- PHINDIE.

Some cool things I got going on:

Starring as Dr Poostein in the wacky webseries CERTIFIABLE, LunaK Productions. Distributed worldwide now! You can watch it on Amazon Prime or here: 

I created a mini-web series: SPEAKING OF FAMILY... 

Watch the pilot episode here:



Here's a sample of my acting:




I'm an actress, director, singer and theatre arts educator. I love to work on stage and on camera. I am adept at improvisation, versatile and daring, plumbing the depths of emotion in my work. I look for creatively challenging work with talented artists who have a strong story to tell.

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