Michael Yates Crowley

Michael Yates Crowley

Michael Yates Crowley is a Brooklyn-based playwright and performer whose work has been produced in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Berlin, Edinburgh, and elsewhere. His plays include Evanston: A Rare Comedy (2013 O’Neill NPC, 2015 Alliance/Kendeda Finalist); Righteous Money (3-Legged-Dog, 59E59 Theaters); and The Ted Haggard Monologues (published by S. Fischer Verlag; filmed by HBO). In New York, his work has...
Michael Yates Crowley is a Brooklyn-based playwright and performer whose work has been produced in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Berlin, Edinburgh, and elsewhere. His plays include Evanston: A Rare Comedy (2013 O’Neill NPC, 2015 Alliance/Kendeda Finalist); Righteous Money (3-Legged-Dog, 59E59 Theaters); and The Ted Haggard Monologues (published by S. Fischer Verlag; filmed by HBO). In New York, his work has also been produced at Joe’s Pub/The Public Theater, PS 122, the Bushwick Starr, and Ars Nova. He was a NYFA Playwriting fellow, and is a graduate of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab and the Lila Acheson Wallace Playwrights Program at Juilliard.

Plays

  • The Tourists
    THE TOURISTS is about a group of American tourists who get trapped on an island in the Mediterranean after a ferry strike. Their dream vacation begins to unravel as they’re forced to stay in a hostel, scavenge for food, and endure each other’s company. During the long first night, too much wine is had, various ill-advised seductions are attempted, and a local dog begins telling stories. Meanwhile, in the...
    THE TOURISTS is about a group of American tourists who get trapped on an island in the Mediterranean after a ferry strike. Their dream vacation begins to unravel as they’re forced to stay in a hostel, scavenge for food, and endure each other’s company. During the long first night, too much wine is had, various ill-advised seductions are attempted, and a local dog begins telling stories. Meanwhile, in the background, increasingly violent austerity protests threaten to set the island on fire, which the Americans mistake for a wedding party.
  • Evanston: A Rare Comedy
    Evanston: A Rare Comedy begins with the disappearance of a teenage girl in deepest suburbia and ends when a meeting of the local Women's Book Club goes horribly awry. In between, a housewife dreams of Mexico, an economics professor has an affair with a check-out clerk at Whole Foods, and the financial crisis rages on. Inspired by the words of Psalm 137 and the best-seller "Eat, Pray, Love,"...
    Evanston: A Rare Comedy begins with the disappearance of a teenage girl in deepest suburbia and ends when a meeting of the local Women's Book Club goes horribly awry. In between, a housewife dreams of Mexico, an economics professor has an affair with a check-out clerk at Whole Foods, and the financial crisis rages on. Inspired by the words of Psalm 137 and the best-seller "Eat, Pray, Love," Evanston: A Rare Comedy takes a look at Middle America and asks: how can we sing a song of joy in this strange land?