Mike is a New York bred playwright, producer and Ph.D. candidate currently studying and teaching theatre at the University of Hawaii.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Mike was introduced to writing for stage and film as an extracurricular while attending McGill University in Montreal. Since then he has traveled extensively and lived several years in Dublin, Ireland where he became acquainted with The Attic Studio, the city’s largest film and theater collaborative. It was with this group Mike received his first series of readings and professional productions.
In 2010 Mike moved back to New York and joined the management of Backyart, a multi-disciplinary arts collaborative based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. With this group he produced The New York Monologues, Antenora and Flaccid Penis Seeks Vaginal Dryness.
Mike earned his MFA in Playwriting at Trinity College’s Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art in 2013.
To date Mike has had two plays published, and seven full length scripts, numerous one acts and a few short films performed and screened in six countries. He founded two ongoing writing and film competitions and regularly teaches workshops on writing, performance and other aspects of theater and film.
He currently works as the Director of New Script Development at The Foxboro Company, an independent Broadway and feature film production company based in New York City. He also teaches creative writing to teenagers at Manhattan’s Writopia Lab. In July 2018 his latest play SURFACING will make its world premiere as part of the Planet Connections Festivity in New York City.
In August 2018 Mike moved to Honolulu to work on a theatre studies PhD at the University of Hawaii, where he also teaches their Theatre 101: Introduction to World Theatre course.
2018 Planet Connections Opening Night Party
With Robyne Martinez and Jak Watson