Michael Higgins

Michael Higgins

Michael Higgins is a Chicago playwright whose comedy THE CHIP has been produced in New York and Chicago and was recently published in the Smith & Kraus anthology THE BEST 10-MINUTE PLAYS 2018. His play TRACY AND HER DREAM GUYS has been selected to appear in THE BEST NEW TEN-MINUTE PLAYS 2019 from Rowman & Littlefield. Michael's full-length comedy LAUNCH DAY (LOVE STORIES FROM THE YEAR 2108) was...
Michael Higgins is a Chicago playwright whose comedy THE CHIP has been produced in New York and Chicago and was recently published in the Smith & Kraus anthology THE BEST 10-MINUTE PLAYS 2018. His play TRACY AND HER DREAM GUYS has been selected to appear in THE BEST NEW TEN-MINUTE PLAYS 2019 from Rowman & Littlefield. Michael's full-length comedy LAUNCH DAY (LOVE STORIES FROM THE YEAR 2108) was read in 2018 at Benchmark Theatre in Denver, and in 2017 at Capital Stage in Sacramento and Chicago Dramatists in Chicago. His sci-fi comedy HORRIBLE WEAPONS OF THE FUTURE was a finalist for The Navigators' 2017 Lift-Off New Play Series in New York. For more information, see: michaeljhiggins.com

Plays

  • Launch Day (Love Stories from the Year 2108)
    Six couples wrestle with major life decisions in this comedy set 90 years in the future. In a series of interlocking stories, we meet characters such as: A devoted zookeeper fighting to protect her job and her favorite genetically-engineered creature: a pandaroo. A spaceport worker who must decide whether to help a desperate woman with a task that may or may not be murder: killing her A.I. boss.
  • You Must Act Now
    As king of the TV infomercial, Joe made millions hawking products like Super Fork™ – the fork that will change your life! But when a mysterious young fan arrives on his doorstep, Joe is forced to confront the lies of his past – lies that could cost him everything. A comedy about honesty – and other items 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.
  • 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).