Michael Gene Sullivan is an award-winning actor, director, and playwright. As an actor and director his work includes productions with the American Conservatory Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, the Magic, Marin, Eureka, and Lorraine Hansberry Theaters, Theatreworks, and the San Francisco and African American Shakespeare Companies, and has toured nationally and internationally.
As a playwright, Mr. Sullivan's political dramas, musicals, and satires include 1600 Transylvania Avenue, Mr. Smith Goes to Obscuristan (with Josh Kornbluth), Godfellas, Red State, Too Big to Fail, Possibilidad or The Death of the Worker, the all-woman farce Recipe, and his one person show, Did Anyone Ever Tell You -- You Look Like Huey P. Newton? Mr. Sullivan's plays have been performed at the Melbourne International Arts Festival, the International Festival of Verbal Art (Berlin), The Hong Kong Arts Festival, and in Greece, Spain, Columbia, Argentina, Canada, Mexico, and in theaters throughout the United States.
In 1989 Mr. Sullivan became a member of the Tony and OBIE award-winning (and despite its misleading name never, ever silent) San Francisco Mime Troupe, where he has acted in, directed, or written over 30 productions. In 2000 he became the Troupe's Resident Playwright, and has since written some of SFMT's most successful political comedies.
1984, (Available from Playscripts.com) is his critically-acclaimed stage adaptation of George Orwell's dystopic novel of the oppressive present/future, had its world premiere in 2006 at the Actors' Gang, directed by Academy Award winning actor Tim Robbins. After several extended runs in Los Angeles, 1984 has gone on to several national tours, as well as tours to Greece, Spain, Mexico, Australia, Hong Kong, Columbia, and Argentina. Published in English in 2013 Michael is currently working on the Catalan and Spanish translations of the script.