Michael Hollinger

Personal Information
Michael Hollinger is the author of Opus, Red Herring, Incorruptible, An Empty Place in the Café du Grand Boeuf, Tiny Island, and Tooth and Claw, all of which premiered at Philadelphia’s Arden Theatre Company under the direction of Terrence J. Nolen. Opus opened the current season for Primary Stages, after receiving a Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Citation from the American Theatre Critics Association. For PBS, Michael has scripted three short films and co-authored the feature-length Philadelphia Diary. Other awards include the Roger L. Stevens Award from the Kennedy Center's Fund for New American Plays, the F. Otto Haas Award for an Emerging Theatre Artist, a Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award, the Frederick Loewe Award for Musical Theatre, two Barrymore Awards for Outstanding New Play (for Opus and Red Herring), a commission from the EST/Sloan Science and Technology Project, and fellowships from the Independence Foundation, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Michael is a resident playwright of New Dramatists and Assistant Professor of Theatre at Villanova University.

Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 Opus 59E59 Theaters/ Theater A 08/07/2007 Author
2 An Empty Plate in the Cafe du Grand Boeuf Primary Stages 03/08/2000 Playwright
Award Production Function
1 NOMINATED 2008 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Play Opus Author
2 NOMINATED 2008 Outer Critics Circle Award, John Gassner Award Opus Author