[ M I C H A E L E L Y A N O W ] playwright | screenwriter
Thrilled to announce THE CHILDREN won the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Los Angeles Theatre!
Produced last year by The Theatre @ Boston Court and directed by Jessica Kubzansky, THE CHILDREN combines Greek mythology, high tragedy, broad comedy, and puppetry to tell the story about what happens to Medea's children when a brave chorus member decides to save them from their terrible fate. For images and reviews of the Boston Court production, go here. For the script and more, contact Beth Blickers at Abrams Artists at (646) 486-4600.
THE CHILDREN (world premiere 2012 at The Theatre @ Boston Court, Pasadena)
ROBYN IS HAPPY (world premiere 2013 at The B Street Theatre, Sacramento)
ROBYN IS HAPPY just finished a sold-out run at The B Street Theatre in Sacramento. Check out the four-star rave from from The Sacramento Bee's Marcus Crowder! The play, a dark comedy about three women whose lifelong friendship falls apart when one of them embarks on an unusual romantic relationship, was first workshopped at Hartford Stage. For the script and more, contact Beth Blickers at Abrams Artists at (646) 486-4600.
My plays have been produced in LA, DC, Hartford, Pasadena, and now Sacramento. Readings and workshops have been held at Manhattan Theatre Club, The Lark, Hartford Stage, The Blank, and more. Some of my work is published by Samuel French & Playscripts. TV pilots & screenplays have been commissioned & developed. Awards & grants were received. I've taught at some great universities. I spend my time between LA and Minneapolis with my partner and son. For more detailed theatre and film info go here. For my copywriting website, go here.
My article titled The Value of Collaboration appears in the online journal HowlRound. Click here to read the article in its entirety.