Michael Kinghorn has spent the bulk of his 30 year career writing, directing and developing new work for the stage and teaching performance courses for theater training programs. Currently a freelance writer, director and educator with a home base in Minneapolis, Michael has led the Literary departments of three major regional theaters: the Guthrie, Arena Stage in Washington, DC and the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, where he directed the GroundWorks new play program. He has served as script consultant on dozens of new plays for regional theaters and play development organizations around the country, including The Playwrights’ Center, The Kennedy Center, Horizon Theater and Theater Emory in Atlanta, Studio Arena Theatre in Buffalo and Off-Broadway for Ideal Entertainment.
Michael’s own plays, translations and adaptations have been produced at various theaters around the country. Recent productions and readings of note include: Intimations for Saxophone at Arena Stage and New York Theatre Workshop,Personal Surveillance at Charter Theater and Horizon Theatre’s New Plays for a New South festival, The Meanwhile Figure at Charter Theatre and Black Orpheus at the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in Washington, DC. Michael is currently writing the book and lyrics for a musical based on the life of P.G. Wodehouse.