Michael Wright, MFA
Michael Wright is the Director of the Interdisciplinary Program in Creative Writing, focusing on performance writing for stage, screen and other media. He is the author of Playwriting in Process, Playwriting Master Class and Sensory Writing for Stage and Screen (all Focusing Publishing). He is a published/produced creator of plays for stage and radio, writer of short stories and poetry, and a spoken word and visual artist. He is the founder and moderator of the Fictional Characters Writers Collective and serves on the Board of Directors for Circle Cinema. Wright has received awards for his work as a teacher of playwriting from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
Devised Creation of Works for Theatre and Film
Performance Writing (screenwriting, playwriting, gaming, etc.) and
Sensory Writing for Stage and Screen: Etudes and Exercises, Focus Publishing, Indianapolis, Indiana; August 2015
Playwriting in Process translated into Polish by Michał Zgutka, Publisher, Polish Scientific Pubs PWN, Warsaw, Poland; November 2014 (Note: first playwriting text ever published in Poland)
Playwriting Master Class: The Personality of Process and the Art of Rewriting, Focus Publishing, 2010
Playwriting in Process: Thinking and Working Theatrically, Second Edition, Focus Publishing, 2010
Playwriting in Process: Thinking and Working Theatrically, Heinemann Publishers, in ninth printing as of April 2007.
Playwriting at Work and Play: Developmental Programs and Their Processes, Heinemann Publishers, 2005
Playwriting Master Class: The Personality of Process and the Art of Rewriting, Heinemann Publishers, 2000
Playwriting in Process: Thinking and Working Theatrically, Heinemann Publishers, 1997
- Advanced Film and Video Seminar
- Foundations of Screenwriting
- Scripting for Young Audiences