MICHAEL GORMAN / FOUNDER, FORTY HOUR CLUB
Playwright, experimental theater producer and installation artist
Mike Gorman is an installation and experimental theater artist and founder of "The Forty Hour Club," his current production company formed by a collective of independent artists dedicated to creating installations that ask the question "To what consequence?" The productions focus on the economic, environmental and systemic destruction facing working communities and the paramount issue of sustainability.
Mike is currently working on a trilogy of plays called "The Honor and Glory of Whaling" that deals with the issue of opiate addiction in the commercial fishing community of New England. An Epic production of the full trilogy is scheduled for 2018 in The Ellen Stewart Theater a La MaMa Theater in NYC where Mike is the newly appointed 'Playwright in Residence.' Mike was also co-creator of The Fabulous Giggin' Bros.--- a performance troupe that originated on the island of Vinalhaven. He makes his home in Maine and New York City.
Mike Gorman is like a young Sam Shepard.”
—Ellen Stewart, Founder of La MaMa