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.
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!
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
[A] fresh, moving take on conflicted cultural identity… Golamco writes with insight and compassion.
Subtle and engrossing… Director David Rose meticulously charts its shifting shades of feeling. [Critic's Pick!]
Extraordinarily perceptive… Humor packed with electric direction and a remarkable cast.
Brilliantly directed… A tender story filled with beautifully calibrated, incendiary performances. [GO!]
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.
Please spread the word, and I’ll see you all there.
Opens June 4th, runs through July 3rd
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.
[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.
Year Zero is an incisive, deeply moving play that gets a ten in my book.
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!]
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
A very smart, sweet, honest and uncommonly moving new play…
Michael Golamco is a significant new dramatic voice.
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.
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.
2433 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL
For the show schedule and to purchase tickets, click here.
Have you been inside the Guthrie? Seriously, it’s like a space ship in there. It’s pretty neat. If a giant rubber suit-style monster attacks Minneapolis, the Guthrie will transform into a giant robot and defeat it.
Anyway, there you have it: More Cowboy and more Samurai from our good friends in Minneapolis. For the full Twin Cities experience, smuggle a Jucy Lucy into the show and eat it during the intermission.