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In the Room - Michael Weller

Episode 65
Michael Weller

Council member Michael Weller (Moonchildren, 50 Words) discusses how his background in musical training informs his writing.


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Playwright and Screenwriter

Michael Weller is a playwright best known for his award-winning play Moonchildren, as well as his screen adaptations of the musical Hair and Ragtime, based on the novel of the same name by E.L. Doctorow. He has been recognized for his work at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York City as a co-founder of Cherry Lane’s Mentor Project. In addition to his writing, Mr. Weller is currently a faculty member at The New School for Drama in New York City.

Works include: Moonchildren (1971), More Than You Deserve (book) (1973), Loose Ends (1979), The Ballad of Soapy Smith (1984), Help (1992), What the Night is For (2002), Zhivago  (book) (2006), 50 Words  (2007), Side Effects, Zero (2011), The Full Catastrophe (2013).

Michael Weller's DG Member Profile: http://www.dramatistsguild.com/memberdirectory/getmembership.aspx?cid=10471