Category Archives: General

Cowboy Vs Samurai Comes to Los Angeles

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I’m incredibly happy to report that Cowboy Vs. Samurai is making its way to Los Angeles this September c/o the good folks at Artists At Play!

It’s been a long and winding journey for this play, so it’s great to see it come to my hometown. Plus I think it’s in very good hands. I’ll see you there.

For more information and tickets, please click here.

BUILD World Premieres this Fall at the Geffen Playhouse

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Written by Michael Golamco • Directed by Will Frears
Featuring Laura Heisler, Peter Katona, and Thomas Sadoski

October 9 – November 18, 2012

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I’m incredibly pleased to announce that Build will be world premiering in October 2012 at Los Angeles’ Geffen Playhouse as part of its 2012-2013 season!

I’m honored to be a part of a season that includes plays by Donald Margulies, Neil LaBute, Lynn Nottage, David Mamet, and many others.

This will be my first major LA premiere, so I’m pretty darned excited. Plus I will be re-uniting with Will Frears, who will be directing the show. Wow!

For more information and tickets, please click here.

Oh Gastronomy! at Humana

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Hey there, friends — I’m honored to be a part of this year’s Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville!

I’m working on the Anthology Project, an evening of short plays performed by ATL’s stellar Apprentice Company. The theme of the show? FOOD. Yes, FOOD — everyone’s favorite subject. Seriously, this is the best subject for anything, ever. From now on, I only write about food exclusively.

I’m elated to be working with our good friends Carson Kreitzer, Steve Moulds, Tanya Saracho and Matt Schatz — all outstanding individuals! If time allows, I may also be writing a few blogs about the process too. We’re having a lot of fun writing this show, so I hope to see you there!

March 16 – April 1, 2012
Bingham Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville

by Michael Golamco, Carson Kreitzer, Steve Moulds, Tanya Saracho and Matt Schatz
directed by Amy Attaway
co-conceived and developed with Sarah Lunnie

For more information about the 36th Annual Humana Festival of New Plays, click here!

Year Zero Comes to Los Angeles — June 1st thru July 3rd [Updated with Reviews!]

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[A] fresh, moving take on conflicted cultural identity… Golamco writes with insight and compassion.

Los Angeles Times

Subtle and engrossing… Director David Rose meticulously charts its shifting shades of feeling. [Critic's Pick!]

The Chicago Tribune

Extraordinarily perceptive… Humor packed with electric direction and a remarkable cast.

Broadway World

Brilliantly directed… A tender story filled with beautifully calibrated, incendiary performances. [GO!]

LA Weekly

Superb… Every bit as entertaining as it is dramatic and thought-provoking.


Simply great theatre… Full of endearing, likeable characters and a sweet story, Year Zero is a simply marvelous play.

Arts Beat LA

Hey Los Angeles — you said you wanted a Year Zero, so here you go. It’s arrived at the Colony Theatre — info on dates and tickets below!

Please spread the word, and I’ll see you all there.

Previews begin June 1st, 2011
Opens June 4th, runs through July 3rd

Click here for Tickets

Year Zero and Cowboy Published by Samuel French

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Yes yes, Year Zero and Cowboy Versus Samurai are being published by the world’s favorite one hundred and eighty year-old purveyor of plays, Samuel French. “He Deals In Plays”, as they say. So actors’ editions, licensing, and all that good stuff are now available from Mr. French, the top-hatted one himself.

The Reviews Are In for Year Zero at New York City’s Second Stage Theatre!

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[A] tenderly observed play… These characters are cut from familiar molds, but Mr. Golamco and his appealing cast bring fresh nuances, tempering the earnestness with unassuming charm.

The New York Times

Year Zero is an incisive, deeply moving play that gets a ten in my book.

NY Theatre

Keenly observed… Golamco has crafted a strong, character-based piece that has moments that sparkle with originality.


A delicate portrait of lost souls attempting to discover their roots and navigate awkward relationships with one another… Incisive, both dramatically and thematically, leading to a haunting and hopeful climax. [Critic's Pick!]

Backstage Magazine

Year Zero is now playing at New York City’s Second Stage Theatre as part of its Theatre Uptown series. Featuring Louis Ozawa Changchien, Peter Kim, Mason Lee, and Maureen Sebastian, and directed by Will Frears.

At the McGinn/Cazale Theatre • 2162 Broadway (@ 76th), New York, NY

From May 18 to June 13, 2010

The Reviews Are In for Year Zero at Victory Gardens!

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A very smart, sweet, honest and uncommonly moving new play…
Michael Golamco is a significant new dramatic voice.

The Chicago Tribune

Often surprising, invariably touching… Captures the emotionally complex lives of children of survivors who never quite feel “worthy,”… And the lure (and price) of assimilation.

The Chicago Sun-Times

Jeff Recommended.

Vuthy Vichea is sixteen years old, Cambodian American. He loves hip hop and Dungeons and Dragons. He has thick-ass glasses. He is a weird kid in a place where weirdness can be fatal: Long Beach, California.

And since his best friend moved and his mother died, the only person he can talk to is a human skull he keeps hidden in a cookie jar.

Year Zero is a comedic drama about young Cambodian Americans — about reincarnation, reinvention, and ultimately, redemption.

Year Zero Runs September 21st Through October 18th, 2009

At Chicago’s landmark Victory Gardens Biograph Theater

2433 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL

For the show schedule and to purchase tickets, click here.

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