Michael is an award-winning playwright living outside of Boston, Massachusetts. His dramas, mysteries and thrillers have been produced in Virginia, Texas, Kentucky, Massachusetts and New York City. Although he has written screenplays and a few short stage plays, Michael concentrates on writing full-length plays for the stage. While dramatic action and audience enjoyment drive his plays, Michael dedicates his efforts to creating powerful roles for women and to illuminating issues critical to women in the twenty-first century.

He has been an actor and director and producer in professional theatre for forty years including seven years as the Artistic Director of the Summer Theatre at Mt. Holyoke and four years as Associate Producer and Artistic Director of Foothills Theatre Company in Worcester, MA. He holds a BA in Theatre Arts from UMass (Amherst) and an MFA in Playwriting from Brandeis University. He is a member of Actors’ Equity Association and the Dramatists Guild.

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“Absolutely Dead” at Seacoast Repertory Theatre

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Giraudoux’s Two Laws

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