MICHAEL SLADE is a playwright, librettist, award-winning children’s author, and Emmy-nominated television writer. His short play, THANKSGIVING was first produced by MCC in NYC. AND A CHILD SHALL LEAD is regularly performed in regional, community and school theatres in the United States and around the world. The Roundabout Theatre Company produced a reading of UNDER A RED MOON, starring Kate Burton and Billy Crudup. UNDER A RED MOON subsequently premiered as a co-production between The Human Race Theatre, Dayton, OH and The Carnegie Center, Covington, KY in October, 2012. The Human Race Theatre previously commissioned CHANGE, which they produced in September, 2011. His musicals include AND THE CURTAIN RISES (music by Joseph Thalken, lyrics by Mark Campbell) which premiered at the Signature Theatre, Arlington, VA, March 2011, directed by Kristin Hanggi, and BYE, BYE BIG GUY (music by David Evans, lyrics by Faye Greenberg) which premiered at the Lortel Theatre, NYC as part of the 2007 NYC Fringe Festival, directed by Devanand Janki. Mr. Slade has written extensively for young and family audiences, credits include POKEMON LIVE ! (which premiered at Radio City Music Hall before touring the United States and four continents) and nine musicals for Theatreworks/USA. His TV credits include ANOTHER WORLD (WGA Award nomination), ONE LIFE TO LIVE (Emmy nomination), DAYS OF OUR LIVES, and PASSIONS. His children’s novel, THE HORSES OF CENTRAL PARK (Scholastic Hardcover/Apple Paperback) won the ISAR Award for Children’s Literature. READ FULL BIO
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My father-in-law died a few weeks ago. Well, he wasn't technically my father-in-law. Richard, my partner (who died of cancer eleven months prior), and I weren't officially married. Though before he died, he did say to me, "You're my husband. That's what you are." So... Continue Reading >>
I traveled to Chicago last week. In advance of my trip, I went to the Orbitz site to find the best airfare, which hands-down was Spirit Airlines. Continue Reading >>
Last month The Human Race Theatre in Dayton, Ohio produced a two-week developmental workshop of my new play, Gingerbread Children. It was an extraordinary experience. The play deals with our society’s complicit role in child molestation through an elderly woman’s search for grace. I have written a lot about various children’s issues, but this is a subject that is particularly important to me, and extremely close to my heart. Continue Reading >>
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