Welcome to the home of Michael Eichler's body of work and latest news.
Formerly a community organizer, Michael's plays are centered on problems faced by working class families.
"Michael is a unique playwright in the American theatre. His generosity of spirit, intelligence, talent, and trust in his collaborators make him a joy to work with.”
- NY Director Nic Adams, on Holy Name
Productions and Readings
Productions of his plays have raised thousands of dollars for many community-based nonprofit organizations and shed light on the issues they are addressing.
If you have a theater or production company interested in producing one of Michael’s plays, please get in touch.
"His plays often present issues and ideas that audiences are anxious to discuss in an open forum– and I know so because I have seen such enthusiastic reactions to his plays, as an audience member, director, and dramaturg!"
- Jessica Ordon, dramaturg and literary manager for Native Voices at the Autry
Collaborative Script Development
Michael is particularly interested in collaborating on new work with directors and theater artists.
In many instances, Michael has worked closely with a director or dramaturg, actively workshopping a script based on a director’s notes and observations during the production process.
He has found great success with this type of artistic collaboration, and enjoys the working relationship involved with developing a play. Read more on this process.
Fresh Mountain Air in San Diego
La Jolla Theatre Ensemble | Sept. 3 and 6, 2022
Brand new play Fresh Mountain Air will be performed in a staged reading at the La Jolla Public Library on Saturday Sept. 3 at 2P.M. and Tuesday Sept. 6 at 6p.m. Suggested contribution—$10 cash at door.
Holy Name in Portland
Salt and Sage | Oct. 21, 2022 - Nov. 5, 2022
Join us for an exciting Portland production produced by Salt and Sage at the Backdoor Theatre. Buy tickets now!
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