Michael Burgan

by Michael Burgan
(Chicago, IL)

I’m a freelance writer with more than 200 non-fiction titles for kids. I studied playwriting for one year in the MFA program at Emerson College and have taken various workshops. I’m a former network playwright with Chicago Dramatists and a current member of the Dramatists Guild. My credits include:

Alternate selection, 1999 Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival (GIGO)

Curtain Players 2005 Playwrights’ Festival, Westerville, Ohio (Mayor Mac; workshop)

Appetite Theatre 2005 Bruschetta Festival, Chicago (Bob’s Head and Toys in the Attic; full production)

Theaters Against War 2005 Freedom Follies, New York (Truth, Justice, and…; staged reading)

Around the Coyote 2006 Play Reading Series, Chicago (Last Refuge)

Self-produced solo show, April 2008, Side Studio,
Chicago (18: A Year With Footnotes; full production)

Love Among the Ravioli, full productions at 2008 Seven Plays in Seven Days, n.u.f.a.n ensemble, Chicago; 2009 From Shelterbelt With Love, Shelterbelt Theatre, Omaha; Cruthaigh Productions 2009 New Plays Festival and Competition, Santa Monica

South Camden (NJ) Theatre Company, April 2009, “And Justice For All” (Civil Obedience; full production)

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Mar 21, 2010
by: Anonymous

In my defense, that was a commemorative coin, not one meant for general circulation, as with the Anthony dollar. And Lady Liberty, as far as I know, was not a real woman...

Mar 19, 2010
Your US of A Book
by: Andrew

In your United States of America book for the Enchantment of the World series you state that Susan B Anthony was the first women to be placed on a US coin. The honor for the first real women actually goes to Queen Isabella on the 1892 quarter. Of course Lady Liberty was on our coins as early as 1792. Otherwise excellent work.

Apr 19, 2009
Excellent local playwright
by: J

I know I've seen at least 3 of this playwright's pieces performed, possibly more. He is capable of tight dialogue containing a great amount of humor AND wit. If I were ever to search for pieces to produce, I would decidedly request to see a script from him.

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