Wendy Bryan Michaels

Wendy Bryan Michaels

WENDY MICHAELS is an LA-based playwright, writer and actress. She was chosen to be one of the writers in Lisa Soland's inaugural ALL ORIGINAL PLAYWRIGHT WORKSHOPS which is where GOD AND SEX was birthed as a solo show. The show found itself in the closet (literally) until she could get honest about the story’s premise. The story is now ‘out’ as a full-length play and had its world premiere at the Santa...
WENDY MICHAELS is an LA-based playwright, writer and actress. She was chosen to be one of the writers in Lisa Soland's inaugural ALL ORIGINAL PLAYWRIGHT WORKSHOPS which is where GOD AND SEX was birthed as a solo show. The show found itself in the closet (literally) until she could get honest about the story’s premise. The story is now ‘out’ as a full-length play and had its world premiere at the Santa Monica Playhouse in 2017 from February through May to great reviews. Wendy will return with Season Two Of the award-winning, critically acclaimed web series, MY SISTER IS SO GAY in March 2018 as co-writer, actress and co-producer. While huffing and puffing through pre-production, she finds time, way early in the morning, to complete the final scenes of her new stage play MATHEW, about a sister who discovers that her brother’s decades long erratic behavior is much more than drinking too much and is confronted with choosing between truth or justice to get the immediate help her brother needs. A staged reading of the play is expected in April 2018. Two showcase presentations of her solo work, “CAPTIVITY IN THE BOX” occurred in Hollywood, November 2013 and March 2014 at NEW COLLECTIVE and is the basis for a new documentary she is creating about a captive elephant.

Plays

  • DOLLY AND JOSIE EXIT A BAR
    A woman walks into the same bar she retreats to every night and encounters a strange woman never seen before, sitting at the bar writing in a large book. She approaches this stranger to get her to buy a drink since she is once again out of money. The woman at the bar agrees to pay for her drinks under one condition. That she orders the exact same drink as she has in front of her. Uncomfortable that the woman...
    A woman walks into the same bar she retreats to every night and encounters a strange woman never seen before, sitting at the bar writing in a large book. She approaches this stranger to get her to buy a drink since she is once again out of money. The woman at the bar agrees to pay for her drinks under one condition. That she orders the exact same drink as she has in front of her. Uncomfortable that the woman could be hitting on her, she changes her mind, returning to her tried and true tricks for getting men to buy her drinks, but this time with no success. She decides to comply with the woman’s condition and her world is forever changed.
  • LOVING MATHEW
    When a brilliant young man struggles with addiction and mental illness, his vulnerable sister fights to keep him from harm over seemingly insurmountable odds.
  • GOD AND SEX
    LOGLINE
    A bride. A groom. A maid of honor. (who just happens to be the bride’s ex-lover) WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG?!
    SYNOPSIS
    AMY, an ambitious and driven woman in her early 40’s wants to get married to TIM and keep her past relationships with women a secret from Tim’s family, friends and church. Amy asks her former lesbian lover to be her bridesmaid. Getting married to a man, Amy is...
    LOGLINE
    A bride. A groom. A maid of honor. (who just happens to be the bride’s ex-lover) WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG?!
    SYNOPSIS
    AMY, an ambitious and driven woman in her early 40’s wants to get married to TIM and keep her past relationships with women a secret from Tim’s family, friends and church. Amy asks her former lesbian lover to be her bridesmaid. Getting married to a man, Amy is finally able to share an intimate relationship with her conventional-thinking father. The marriage takes place in a small town where Amy and Tim renewed their friendship and fell in love. The small town has the perfect quaint country church backdrop; however, the church is homophobic as is the friends and family of Tim. What if coming of age didn’t happen until your 40’s?