Michael Weller

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For the British artist and activist (born 1946), see Michael J. Weller.

Michael Weller (born 1942) is a Brooklyn-based playwright who is best known for his plays Moonchildren and Loose Ends. Weller is one of the founders of the Cherry Lane Theatre's acclaimed Mentor Project, which pairs pre-eminent playwrights with emerging playwrights for a season-long mentorship. In 2005, the Broken Watch Theatre Company in New York named its performance space The Michael Weller Theatre "in honor of his tremendous accomplishments."

Michael Weller attended Brandeis University in Massachusetts, where he studied music composition, then began writing plays. Weller is currently a faculty member at The New School for Drama in New York City.

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  • Moonchildren (1971)
  • More Than You Deserve (musical with Jim Steinman - 1973)
  • Fishing (1974)
  • Split (1979)
  • Loose Ends (1979)
  • Dwarfman, Master of a Million Shapes (1982)
  • The Ballad of Soapy Smith (1984) About infamous con man Soapy Smith
  • Ghost on Fire (1986)
  • Spoils of War (1988)
  • Lake No Bottom (1989)
  • Buying Time (1991)
  • Help (1992/2006)
  • Dogbrain (play for children - 1993)
  • What the Night is For (2002) Comedy Theatre, London with Gillian Anderson & Roger Allam, directed by John Caird; Its US Premiere took place at the Laguna Playhouse, Laguna Beach, California, in 2004, directed by Richard Stein, featuring Claudia Christian and Kip Gilman.
  • Approaching Moomtaj (2005)
  • Zhivago (musical with Lucy Simon - 2006/2011/2015)
  • 50 Words (2007/2007)
  • Side Effects, Zero (2011)
  • Beast (2008)
  • The Full Catastrophe (2013)
  • "Jericho" (from Liliom by Ferenc Molnar) (2014)
  • "Ripe" (2016)

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