Michael Higgins

Michael Higgins

Michael Higgins is a Chicago-based writer and playwright. His comedy LAUNCH DAY (LOVE STORIES FROM THE YEAR 2108) received a staged reading in 2018 at Benchmark Theatre in Denver. In 2017, LAUNCH DAY was read at Capital Stage in Sacramento and at Chicago Dramatists. His short play THE CHIP has been selected to appear in Smith & Kraus’ forthcoming anthology, The Best 10-Minute Plays 2018. For more information, see: michaeljhiggins.com

Plays

  • Launch Day (Love Stories from the Year 2108)
    Weary of our corrupt and dying planet, a brilliant young engineer is blasting off today on a mission to colonize another world. Her ex-boyfriend believes the Earth – and their relationship – can be saved. But first he must convince her to stay – and hope his new robotic arm doesn’t ruin everything. Six couples wrestle with the future of love in this comedy about where we’re headed.
  • You Must Act Now
    Joe Barkman, one-time king of the TV infomercial, is on the verge of a deal to save his career. But when a sexy fan drops by, it’s Barkman who must decide what’s a bargain and what’s too good to be true. A comedy about honesty -- and a lot of other things that are not sold in stores.
  • Horrible Weapons of the Future
    A young genius on the run from the authorities lands in the underground lab of a secret weapons company. There she finds bizarre technology, treacherous coworkers and only one 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. A comedy about positive thinking and crushing your enemies.
  • 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.
  • 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).