Michael Wright

Michael Wright

Applied Professor of Creative Writing, Theatre and FilmLorton Performance Center 2220
michael-wright@utulsa.eduPersonal Page

Michael Wright is the Director of the Interdisciplinary Program in Creative Writing, focusing on performance writing for stage, screen and other media. He is the author of Playwriting in Process, Playwriting Master Class and Sensory Writing for Stage and Screen (all Focusing Publishing). He is a published/produced creator of plays for stage and radio, writer of short stories and poetry, and a spoken word and visual artist. He is the founder and moderator of the Fictional Characters Writers Collective and serves on the Board of Directors for Circle Cinema. Wright has received awards for his work as a teacher of playwriting from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Education and Degrees Earned

  • Master of Fine Arts, Tulane University, 1972
  • Bachelor of General Studies, Rollins College, 1970

Previous Teaching Experience

  • UTEP
  • St. John’s University

Courses Taught at TU

  • Adaptation to Stage and Screen (FLM 3063/THEA 3063)
  • Playwriting (FLM 3053/THEA 3053)
  • Playwriting Workshop (FLM 4003/THEA 4003)
  • Screenwriting (FLM 3143)
  • Screenwriting workshop (FLM 4143)
  • Scripting for TV, Radio, Podcasting (FLM 3113/THEA 3113)
  • Survey of Modern Playwriting (FLM 2173/THEA 2173)