Michael Mitnick

Michael Mitnick

Michael Mitnick is a playwriter and songwriter. His plays, music, and lyrics have been produced and developed at theaters including Playwrights Horizons, Second Stage, Manhattan Theatre Club, The Roundabout, Berkeley Rep, Ars Nova, The McCarter, Denver Center Theatre Company, City Lights, The Lark, W.E.T., Page73, and The Kennedy Center. He occasionally writes for the pictures.

Plays

  • Lion.Pig.Wolf.Snake.
    A contemporary thriller. A prep school kid devises a perfect murder to seek vengeance on a man who wronged his girlfriend. When the plan is put into action and the kid has a crisis of conscience, he realizes that once the machine is started, it can't be turned off.
  • Sex Lives of our Parents
    Virginia is getting married. As her wedding day approaches, unwanted ghosts of her mother’s past visit Virginia, unearthing a past she never knew – nor wanted to. Sex Lives of Our Parents is a comic nightmare about the mysterious hollows between parents and children and all the things that may be better left unsaid.
  • elijah
    1922: Elijah, a broke student from Brooklyn, arrives in Interwar Paris and becomes an accidental Don Juan overnight. While hunting his idol, a reclusive composer of ballets, Elijah is swept into a life-changing summer of sex, opium, and blackmail.
  • Babs the Dodo
    In this unsettling dark comedy about American materialism and loneliness, we meet BABS GILLESPIE, a Home Shopping host on the verge of a major birthday milestone that suddenly jolts her wide-awake to her solitary and empty existence. Long-divorced, BABS makes quite a living selling the trinkets that fill the holes in our own lives. Yet, this master saleswoman and a role model to millions of Americans is now on...
    In this unsettling dark comedy about American materialism and loneliness, we meet BABS GILLESPIE, a Home Shopping host on the verge of a major birthday milestone that suddenly jolts her wide-awake to her solitary and empty existence. Long-divorced, BABS makes quite a living selling the trinkets that fill the holes in our own lives. Yet, this master saleswoman and a role model to millions of Americans is now on quest to fill her life with everything money can’t buy before it’s too late.