Michael John O'Neill
Michael is a Northern Irish playwright, dramaturg and theatre producer based in Glasgow. In 2019 Michael became the inaugural recipient of the Bruntwood Prize’s Original New Voice Award for his play AKEDAH. In 2020 his short monologue SORE AFRAID was produced as a digital project by the National Theatre of Scotland, the Citizens Theatre, and BBC Scotland, and his short audio play PART OF THAT WORLD was produced by Pitlochry Festival Theatre. He is developing new plays with the National Theatre of Scotland (as Writer on Attachment), Royal Exchange, Manchester (on an Original New Voice Attachment), the Traverse Theatre (as part of First Stages), and Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland (as winner of their New Playwrights’ Award). His work as a theatre producer includes as Artistic Producer of the Tron Theatre (2014-2020), where he commissioned and produced such work as Isobel McArthur’s PRIDE AND PREJUDICE* (*sort of) which, after its life at the Tron, went on to have a large-scale UK tour 2019-2020 and transfers to the West End in 2021.