Michael Hollinger

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Plays by Michael Hollinger

audio Opus

LA Theatre Works
Type: Audio

In Michael Hollinger’s look at the discordant backstage world of classical music, The Lazara Quartet has just fired one of its members, and his replacement is wary of the group’s reputation for personal, violent quarrels. And as they prepare for a command performance at the White House, they’re haunted by their former colleague’s sudden disappearance.

This recording also includes an interview with playwright Michael Hollinger as well as an interview with arts consultant Drew McManus.

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring:

Jonathan Adams as Dorian

Jere Burns as Elliot

Kevin Chamberlin as Carl

Steven Culp as Alan

Jon Matthews as Nigel, Voice and President

Liza Weil as Grace

Directed by Brendon Fox. Recorded by L.A. Theatre Works before a live audience at the James Bridges Theater, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television in May 2012.

Featuring: Jonathan Adams, Jere Burns, Kevin Chamberlin, Steven Culp, Jon Matthews, Liza Weil

audio Tooth and Claw

LA Theatre Works
Type: Audio

In an emotional ecosystem as complex as that of our planet, is life nothing more than survival of the fittest? Michael Hollinger based his probing work on the real-life giant tortoise named “Lonesome George”, and the efforts to preserve his species that threatened the livelihood of the native fishermen on the Galàpagos Islands.

This play is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Major funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, to enhance public understanding of science and technology in the modern world. This recording also includes an interview with playwright Michael Hollinger as well as an interview with Carol Ann Bassett, the author of “Galápagos at the Crossroads: Pirates, Biologists, Tourists, and Creationists Battle for Darwin’s Cradle of Evolution”. Jaime Alvarez as Pedro, Chico Stephanie Beatriz as Ana Ortega Daniel Chacon as Park Official, Tour Guide, Alberto Richard Gallegos as Tito, Bernardo Daniel Guzman as Gonzalo Reyes Justin Huen as Jorge, Manuel Jay Montalvo as Miguel Mendoza W. Morgan Sheppard as Malcolm Geary Jos Viramontes as Carlos Zavala Cynthia Watros as Schuyler Baines Directed by Jessica Kubzansky. Original Music by Mark Holden and Wes Dewberry. Recorded by L.A. Theatre Works before a live audience at the James Bridges Theater, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television in July 2012. Tooth and Claw is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Major funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to enhance public understanding of science and technology in the modern world.

Featuring: Jaime Alvarez, Stephanie Beatriz, Daniel Chacon, Richard Gallegos, Daniel Guzman, Justin Huen, Jay Montalvo, W. Morgan Sheppard, Jos Viramontes, Cynthia Watros

Playwright, screenwriter and teacher Micheal Hollinger is the author of Tooth and Claw, Red Herring, Tiny Island and Opus. He has also written a feature-length film called Philadelphia Diary, various short films (such as Wilma On The Move, which won a Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award) and a 3D laser show, Extreme Choices, for the Liberty Science Centre in New Jersey. He is a resident playwright at New Dramatists and teaches on theatre and drama at Villanova University.