Michelle Kholos Brooks

Michelle Kholos Brooks Michelle Kholos Brooks is an award-winning playwright with productions staged internationally. Awards and distinctions include the Susan Glaspell Award for H*TLER’S TASTERS and the Riva Shiner Comedy Award for KALAMAZOO, co-written with Kelly Younger. ROOM 1214 was a finalist for The Ashland New Plays Festival. HOSTAGE was a finalist for the Woodward/Newman Drama Award, The Fratti-Newman Political Play Contest, and a Showcase finalist for the National New Play Network. CHAIR received second place in the Firehouse Theatre Festival of New American Plays.

Plays have been produced and/or developed at the Skylight Theatre (World Premiere, HOSTAGE), Centenary Stage (World Premiere, H*TLER’S TASTERS), Pacific Resident Theatre, Bloomington Playwright’s Project (World Premiere, KALAMAZOO), The Colony Theatre (World Premiere, FAMILY PLANNING), Florida Repertory Theatre, Boston Court Theatre, The Road Theatre Company, Wordsmyth Theatre, The Barrow Group, Bay Street Theatre, Venue 9 Theatre, Wings Theatre, Laurel Grove Theatre Company, Drama West, Vox Humana Theatre Ensemble, iTheatre Collaborative, New Light Theater Project, 59E59 Theaters, Olive Theatre at Greenside (Edinburgh), Arena Stage (Veteran’s Day 2020, an adaptation of WAR WORDS), NewYorkRep, Syracuse Stage, City Theatre Miami, InterAct, Syracuse Stage, Stage West, and The Actors’ Gang. 

Publications include Dramatists Play Service, Theatrical Rights Worldwide, Room literary magazine, and The Daily Beast. 

Brooks earned a B.A. from Emerson College and an M.F.A. in Fiction from Otis College of Art and Design. She is the 
Playwright-in-Residence at NewYorkRep, a board member of ShPIel-Performing Identity Theatre Project, and a member of The Dramatists Guild of America, The Playwright’s Center, and Pacific Resident Theatre. In addition, she is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security.