Michael Hagins

Michael Hagins

MICHAEL HAGINS - Playwright, Director, Fight Director, Actor, Producer. Member of Dramatists Guild

MICHAEL HAGINS (Playwright): Off-Broadway: The Long Rail North (Soho Rep, FringeNYC). Off-off Broadway: Basement (Roly Poly Productions), The Quest of the Hero (Planet Connections Theatre Festivity); Michael is Black (Planet Connections Theatre Festivity); The Renaissance Dueling Plays (Planet...
MICHAEL HAGINS - Playwright, Director, Fight Director, Actor, Producer. Member of Dramatists Guild

MICHAEL HAGINS (Playwright): Off-Broadway: The Long Rail North (Soho Rep, FringeNYC). Off-off Broadway: Basement (Roly Poly Productions), The Quest of the Hero (Planet Connections Theatre Festivity); Michael is Black (Planet Connections Theatre Festivity); The Renaissance Dueling Plays (Planet Connections Theatre Festivity); The Vengeance Room (FRIGID Festival). Regional/Other: Hit and Match (Chicago Fringe, Johannesburg Fringe). Outstanding Playwriting - Hit and Match, 2013; Outstanding Overall Production of a Solo Show - Michael is Black. Artistic Director, C.A.G.E. Theatre Company

Plays

  • Basement
    A Black World War II fighter pilot crash-lands in 1944 France, and is saved by a French farmgirl. Unable to speak each other languages, they must endure together locked away in her war-ravaged basement as the tide of war looms closer.
  • The Long Rail North
    The Long Rail North focuses on Private Thomas Morgan who leaves his regiment to rescue a little girl named Molly Barnes from her plantation, ripped apart and set ablaze by a nearby battle. Taking her on one of the few remaining working trains, Thomas risks everything to protect her from both Union and Confederate armies, pursuing them both with merciless determination.
  • City of Dark
    After a worldwide apocalypse, 6 non-traditional survivors hold on together despite being turned away from other communities. When a new danger becomes imminent, their family-like atmosphere is tested.
  • The Vengeance Room
    5 people are locked in a room with 4 weapons on a table, and only 1 way out. Who will survive the Vengeance Room?
  • The Quest of the Hero!
    A young man is set upon his first quest to save the princess, become a hero and get laid. His journeys will take him into a video-game based world full of dragons, knights and wizards, and ultimately into hilarious and life-changing results.
  • Hit and Match
    A lonely hitman turns to the dangerous world of online dating to find love.
  • Swordfight Christmas
    A new type of Swashbuckling Christmas show! Follow the adventures of little girl Dandreanna, who seeks revenge from Mistress Stuyvesant and her minions for murdering her father on Christmas morning.
  • As You Wish It or The Bride Princess or What You Will
    A Shakespeare version of The Princess Bride! The fair maiden Buttercup is betrothed to the evil Prince Humperdinck, but she is forlorn since her true love Westley has died at sea. Before she can make it to her ill-fated wedding day, three thieves and a man in black will change everything, and be proof that true love conquers all.
  • First Date
    Meeting online, a single mom and a delivery man bond over some unconventional ideas.
  • Circe
    A lonely man finds friendship and love in the newest app of his new cell phone.
  • The Decapitation of Thomas Kent
    An imprisoned lord will do anything to escape the guillotine...even somehow get past the one guard who brings him his lunch.
  • Wenches and Ale
    2 lowly barmaids fight for the attention of an arrogant -and rich- lord.
  • The Cavalier's Wife
    The wife of a soldier has had enough of his drunken, brawling ways.
  • The Duelist Code
    A young heroine comes to avenge the death of her sister by defeating the evil boss and her bodyguard.
  • The White Snake: A Slapstick Tale
    The Brothers Grimm weave a funny and hilarious take on the obscure story of a servant who eats a white snake and learns he can talk to animals.
  • Hansel and Gretel: A Manga Tale
    A fight-based story about The Brothers Grimm story of the brother and sister duo who must brave the woods and take on a nasty witch hell-bent on eating them.
  • The Valiant Rescue of Princess Hotness
    A squire continues the quest of her fallen master to save the lovely Princess Hotness.
  • Coffee/Evil
    An office temp receives her new assignment: an unknown company whose employees are addicted to coffee. And the more she finds out, the more she worries she won't make it out of there with her timesheet signed, and also her life.
  • En Passant
    An eccentric billionaire brings five strangers to a play a game of death based on chess.
  • Happy Escorts
    A businessman hires an escort for the night, only to be surprised by who shows up at his door.
  • Phone Hits
    A short story on the dangers of cyberbullying and its effect during a party among 4 girls.
  • The Mess We Make
    A couple is afraid of what's in the washroom...and the bathroom...and the kitchen...