Michelle Kholos Brooks

Michelle Kholos Brooks



PlayLab: ROOM 1214: Playwright

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 chosen for developmental labs by the Florida PlayLab, Centenary Stage Women Playwright’s Festival, The Road Theatre Company’s Summer Playwright’s Fest, and the Boston Court Playwright’s Festival. Publications include Dramatists Play Service, Theatrical Rights Worldwide, Room magazine, The Daily Beast, and Zocalo Public Square. Brooks earned a B.A. from Emerson College and an M.F.A. in Fiction from Otis College of Art and Design. She has been the Playwright-in-Residence at NewYorkRep, and is currently a board member of ShPiel-Performing Identity Theatre Project, and a member of The Dramatists Guild of America. In addition, she is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security.

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