Michael Kinghorn has spent the bulk of his professional career writing, developing or producing new work for the stage. A graduate of the Yale School of Drama, Michael received the MFA degree in Dramaturgy in 1991. After 20 years of advising playwrights and consulting on new work as the Literary Manager or Dramaturg for several major regional theaters, including the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. and American Place Theatre in New York City, Michael returned to the Twin Cities (where he started his career as a playwright) in 2010 to focus on his own writing projects. He has had a long relationship with the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis, where he often serves as the go-to dramaturg on the Member Stages Reading Series and Playlabs. He also serves regularly as dramaturg for the Raw Stages new play festival at the History Theatre of St. Paul, who also commissioned him to write Calling Doctor Kildare (about Minneapolis-born actor Lew Ayres). Michael also serves as a faculty mentor in playwriting at the University of Nebraska, Omaha MFA Writing program.
Role with GPTC: Dramaturg