Michael Gene Sullivan

Michael Gene Sullivan

Fellow: Awarded 2022
Field of Study: Drama and Performance Art

Competition: US & Canada

Michael Gene Sullivan is a playwright, director, and actor based in the San Francisco Bay Area. His plays have been performed at theaters throughout the United States, and in Greece, England, Scotland, Spain, Columbia, Ukraine, The Netherlands, Argentina, Canada, Mexico, as well as at the Melbourne International Arts Festival (Australia), the International Festival of Verbal Art (Berlin), The Spoleto Festival, (Italy), and The Hong Kong Arts Festival.

Michael is an actor, director, Resident Playwright, and Collective Member with the Tony and OBIE award-winning (and despite its name never, ever silent) San Francisco Mime Troupe, where he has written or co-written over 25 plays, an alum Resident Playwright for the Playwrights Foundation and the Djerassi Arts Center, and his internationally-acclaimed stage adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984 has been translated into 5 languages.

As an actor and/or director Michael has worked with all four of the Bay Area’s Regional Tony award-winning theaters – American Conservatory Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Theatreworks, The San Francisco Mime Troupe – as well the San Francisco Playhouse, The Magic Theatre, The Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, the African American Shakespeare Company, and The California Shakespeare Company, among others.

Photo Credit: Lisa Keating

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