About the Playwright
MICHAEL GORMAN / FOUNDER, FORTY HOUR CLUB
Playwright, Writer, 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 an epic project "Chasing The New White Whale" which includes a trilogy of plays "The Honor and Glory of Whaling" that deals with the issue of opiate addiction in the commercial fishing community of New England. His newest production, Chasing the New White Whale will premiere November 24 - December 9, 2018 in The Ellen Stewart Theater at La MaMa Theater in New York City, where Mike serves in the role of Playwright in Residence. Mike was also co-creator of The Fabulous Giggin' Bros.-- a performance troupe that originated on the island of Vinalhaven, Maine. He makes his home in Maine and New York City.
Mike with Ellen Stewart, founder of La MaMa Theater where Mike is currently the Theater's
Playwright in Residence.
“Mike’s been writing in his own singular, idiosyncratic style for more than two decades now; journey with us through his oeuvre to discover a truly original talent with a world view as wide and humanist and compassionate as the ocean he so often writes about.” — Martin Denton, Indie theater Now