Michael Kinghorn has spent the bulk of his 40 year career developing new work for the stage and teaching performance couses for theater training programs. Currently a Faculty Mentor in Stage and Screen with the MFA in Writing program for the University of Nebraska, Omaha, Michael now resides in Los Angeles, California.
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. Productions and readings of note include: Intimations for Saxophone at Arena Stage and New York Theatre Workshop, Personal Surveillance at Charter Theatre, and Black Orpheus at the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in Washington, DC. Recent projects include P.G. and Limited Partnership, LTD, a musical and comedy based on the careers of Jerome Kern, Guy Bolton, and P.G. Wodehouse, and a commissioned play about film star Lew Ayres and Ginger Rogers entitled: Calling Doctor Kildare.