Michael Higgins

Michael Higgins

Michael Higgins is a Chicago playwright whose comedies have been performed around the country. His play LAUNCH DAY (LOVE STORIES FROM THE YEAR 2108) won the American Association of Community Theatre's NewPlayFest 2022 and will be produced at Theatre Tuscaloosa in October 2022. LAUNCH DAY has been read at Benchmark Theatre in Denver, Capital Stage in Sacramento and Chicago Dramatists in Chicago
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Michael Higgins is a Chicago playwright whose comedies have been performed around the country. His play LAUNCH DAY (LOVE STORIES FROM THE YEAR 2108) won the American Association of Community Theatre's NewPlayFest 2022 and will be produced at Theatre Tuscaloosa in October 2022. LAUNCH DAY has been read at Benchmark Theatre in Denver, Capital Stage in Sacramento and Chicago Dramatists in Chicago

Michael's comedy THE CHIP has been produced in New York and Chicago and was published in the Smith & Kraus anthology THE BEST 10-MINUTE PLAYS 2018. His play TRACY AND HER DREAM GUYS appears in THE BEST NEW TEN-MINUTE PLAYS 2019 from Rowman & Littlefield.

Plays

  • Launch Day (Love Stories from the Year 2108)
    When a brilliant engineer decides to leave our dying planet to help colonize another world, her ex-boyfriend has one last chance to convince her that the Earth – and their relationship – can be saved. Six couples wrestle with the future of love in this sci-fi comedy.
  • You Must Act Now
    Super-salesman Joe Barkman, a one-time king of the TV infomerical, has a chance to return to his former glory. But when a young fan arrives on his doorstep, Joe is forced to confront the lies of his past.
  • Horrible Weapons of the Future
    A young scientist on the run from the authorities lands in the underground lab of a secret military contractor. Her only way out: Build the ultimate weapon. A comedy about war, peace and ray guns.
  • Super Winning Made Easy
    When his career as a self-help guru falters, Zack Barton hatches a comeback plan: He will spy on the world’s most extreme winners and learn their secrets. But a rival guru stands in his way.
  • The Chip
    A struggling artist earns extra money by allowing an advertising firm to insert a computer chip in her head. But the effects on her romantic life are unsettling. [Selected for the anthology THE BEST TEN-MINUTE PLAYS 2018.]
  • Tracy and Her Dream Guys
    A stressed-out young woman tries to escape her demanding life by fleeing into the world of her dreams. [Selected for the anthology THE BEST NEW TEN-MINUTE PLAYS 2019.]
  • Never Say Die
    A monologue delivered by a 103-year-old man who has made it his life's goal to outlive his enemies. [Included in the collection MONOLOGUES FOR HEADSPACE THEATRE: RADICAL THINKING INSIDE A BOX.]
  • The Pandaroo
    In a future where wild animals need genetic modification to survive, a zookeeper struggles to protect her job and her favorite hybrid creature: a pandaroo. The play is an excerpt from the full-length comedy, Launch Day (Love Stories From The Year 2108).