MICHAEL STOCK is known for his “remarkable ear for dialog and his Pinteresque grasp for the meaning between words, and proves himself …to be an able spokesman for his generation.”     (Martin Denton, Plays and Playwrights 2004).

MICHAEL is a poet, playwright, writer of fiction, academic author, and still scribbles ideas on paper napkins.


As a playwright, he has over a dozen produced scripts and many others in development.


MICHAEL is the recipient of the “Excellence in Playwrighting” Award from FringeNYC, a citation for Best New Play in Austin Fringe, a Communicator Award, and an NEA New Play Development Grant.


His work is published in The New York Theatre Experience’s Plays and Playwrights 2004, as well as Best Stage Scenes (Smith and Kraus), Best Male Monologues (Smith and Kraus), Best Female Monologues (Smith and Kraus), Acting Is Believing (Wadsworth Publishing), and is available for purchase from Indie Theater Now.

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His produced plays include:

Oedipus at Colonus, No Chaos: Pollock’s Wife, Chicago 7 (+2), Profiles In Courage, HUSTLE, The Ice Lid, Euphrasy/EuKrazy, Lula, Deaf Hearing: A War Piece, Pyramus & Thisbe, Feed The Hole, Trojan WomeNYC, Awake & Slumber, Great Expectations, Lady Chaplin And Her Tramp, and Hostage: An Oratorio for which he wrote the book and lyrics and his late uncle, David Stock, wrote the music.

Additionally, MICHAEL recently wrote and performed a video piece for Regina Taylor’s lobby performances of “Stop. Reset.” at the Goodman Theatre.

Contact MICHAEL to read additional, unpublished works.


Audio of “Euphrasy/EuKrazy” soundscape written by Michael Stock for a multi-media dance piece


Audio of “Hostage: An Oratorio” with music by David Stock and lyrics by Michael Stock


Read an interview of MICHAEL by Martin Denton and Indie Theater Now:



MICHAEL‘s plays have been produced in NYC, Austin, Pittsburgh, Chicago, and universities around the country.


He is in the process of publishing a chapter in a book about his work addressing trauma and mental illness through Lessac Kinesensics.