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Michael Wright MFA

Applied Professor of Creative Writing, Theatre and Film Studies Henry Kendall College of Arts & Sciences
Film Studies
Lorton Performance Center 2220 918-631-3174
michael-wright@utulsa.edu
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Biography

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.



M.F.A., Tulane University
BGS, Rollins College for Continuing Education


Playwriting
Screenwriting
Dramaturgy
Script Analysis
Devised Creation of Works for Theatre and Film

Performance Writing (screenwriting, playwriting, gaming, etc.) and


The following may be selected publications rather than a comprehensive list.

Books


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


FLM 2003 Scripting for Young Audiences
FLM 2013 Introduction to Film Making
FLM 2023 Foundations of Screenwriting
FLM 2033 Crime on Film
FLM 2053 Science Fiction Films
FLM 2143 Movie Comedies
FLM 3013 Scripting for Animation, Comics, and Gaming
FLM 3143 Screenwriting I
FLM 4143 Screenwriting II
FLM 4243 Screenwriting III
FLM 4973 Advanced Film and Video Seminar
THEA 2383 Introduction to Scripting and Script Analysis
THEA 3053 Playwriting
THEA 3063 Adaptation to Stage and Screen
THEA 4003 Playwriting Workshop