Michael Hollinger Biography

Michael Hollinger
Michael Hollinger

Michael received a Bachelor of Music in viola performance from Oberlin Conservatory and a Master of Arts in theatre from Villanova University, where he is now an assistant professor of theatre. Because of his background as a musician, Michael considers his plays compositions: characters are instruments, scenes are movements; tempo, rhythm, and dynamics are critical; and melody and counterpoint are always set in relief by rests--beats, pauses, the spaces in between.

For PBS, Michael has written three short films and co-authored the feature-length PHILADELPHIA DIARY. Awards include the Roger L. Stevens Award from the Fund for New American Plays, a Barrymore Award for Outstanding New Play, the F. Otto Haas Award for an Emerging Theatre Artist, a Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award, a commission from The Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science and Technology Project, and fellowships from the Independence Foundation, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

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Recent Performances of works by Michael Hollinger
Production/Credit WhereOpening Night
Incorruptible Somerset Valley Players 10/21/2005
Incorruptible Like 40 Productions 3/4/2005
Tiny Island Nutley Little Theatre 6/11/2004
Red Herring 12 Miles West Theatre Company 4/15/2004
An Empty Plate in the Café Du Grand Boeuf Theater Project 6/28/2001
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