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Michael Mitnick

MICHAEL MITNICK

  

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, LLC  represented by Derek Zasky

Michael Mitnick's theatre credits include Sex Lives of Our Parents (world premiere 2ndStage Uptown), Fly By Night (Playwrights Horizons 2014; Dallas Theater Center; TheatreWorks), Ed, Downloaded (world premiere Denver Center Theatre Company), Spacebar: A Broadway Play by Kyle Sugarman (world premiere City Lights; developed by The Lark and Studio 42), Babs the Dodo (world premiere at Washington Ensemble Theatre), & elijah (world premiere at LOCAL Theatre Company). He wrote the screenplay for the adaptation of the Newbery-winning novel The Giver. Member of Ars Nova and Page73 Playgroups. 2012 Visionary Playwright Award. Michael is currently writing commissions for The Roundabout and Manhattan Theatre Club. He received his MFA in Playwriting from the Yale School of Drama. He lives in Brooklyn.

Research:    Member of the Dramatists Guild of America (as at 2015)

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below is a list of Michael Mitnick's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Babs the Dodo         Christmas for Carol, A         Current War         Elijah         Fly By Night         Learning Russian         Life Without Subtext         Pencils Down         Sex Lives Of Our Parents, The         Spacebar: A Broadway Play By Kyle Sugarman



Babs the Dodo

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Babs Gillespie is the doyen of the Home Shopping Network - she has millions of viewers. She does not know it yet but she is doing her last programme - she is being sacked and replaced by someone younger

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Christmas for Carol, A

Synopsis:
Carol is a selfless but lonely veterinarian who can easily reset a dog's broken leg, yet can't mend the broken ties with the people in her life. To compensate, she is cripplingly generous -- allowing her employees to drain her wallet and her sister to run off with the love of her life. Alone in her office on Christmas Eve, Carol is visited by the ghosts of three animals who whisk her on a journey into her past, present, and future to convince her to stand up for herself before it's too late. A Christmas Carol is turned inside-out in this dark comedy with a light heart.

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comedy

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Current War

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the race to provide electricity for everyone

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Elijah

Synopsis:
1922. A young American from Brooklyn goes to Paris in search of his idol - a ballet composer but gets swept up in a whirlwind of drink, opium and blackmail

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Iseman Theatre, Yale School Of Drama     2010

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Fly By Night

Fly By Night
A star-crossed prophecy. A lot of music. Just not a lot of light. In this darkly comic rock-fable, a melancholy sandwich maker's humdrum life is intersected by two entrancing sisters. A sweeping ode to young love set against the backdrop of the northeast blackout of 1965, Fly By Night is a tale about making your way and discovering hope in a world beset by darkness.

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conceived by Kim Rosenstock; written by Will Connolly, Michael Mitnick and Kim Rosenstock. Winner!!! 2011 Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award

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Theatreworks (Palo Alto, Ca)     13 Jul 2011

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Genre:
musical comedy 120 min

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Learning Russian

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Identity theft

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Life Without Subtext

Synopsis:
Virginia is getting married. As her wedding day approaches, unwanted ghosts of her mother's past appear, unearthing a shocking past she never knew - nor wanted to. A provocative comic nightmare about the mysterious hollows between parents and children and things that may be better left unsaid.
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part of the ninth Annual Second Stage theatre Uptown Series

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Mcginn Cazale Theatre, 2162 Broadway, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10024     22 Jun 2011

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Play/Drama

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Pencils Down

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Written by Michael Mitnick And Simon Rich

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Sex Lives Of Our Parents, The

Synopsis:
What our parents never told us - and what we did not want to know anyway

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Spacebar: A Broadway Play By Kyle Sugarman

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Kyle Sugarman is a 16-year-old on a mission; he has an utterly unproducible play with Broadway dreams and an adolescent imagination threatening to run rampant. Escaping to New York to find a home for his magnum opus, Kyle finds himself facing off with a flighty producer, while also dealing with the absence of his deadbeat Father and flirtations with the Captain of the Girls Swim Team back at home. Ever closer to seeing his name in lights, Kyle searches for understanding in this comedic Drama about young ambition and the need to settle scores.

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Studio 42
NY, USA     01 Jul 2010

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Genre:
comedy Drama

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Male:  5            Female:  2            Other:  (7-15 actors possible: 2-5 females, 5-10 males)

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