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MEET THE WRITERS | Michael McCreary

During this pause in our programming due to COVID-19, we'd like to introduce the fabulous writers who are currently developing new plays with us!

Today's artist: Michael McCreary

Michael McCreary is an autistic comedian, author and TEDX speaker who has been performing stand-up comedy since age 13. In the past 6 years, he has performed stand-up shows and keynote addresses in every province in Canada – plus the Yukon - and across the United States. He has been featured on The National and on CBC Radio’s “Laugh Out Loud”!" Michael is currently in the process of adapting his book, Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic, to the stage, a show intended for all ages.

Has the pandemic changed your approach to writing/creativity? If so how?

Michael: Yes. If anything, it has actually improved my work ethic. Every weekday, I allocate hourly blocks from 10 am-3 pm, where I focus my attention on a single subject. Most of these subjects are writing-adjacent.

What's your favourite part of the writing process?
Michael: The outline stage. Figuring out the beats of a story. That’s fun. Everything after that is a nightmare.

What excites you about creating work for young audiences?
Michael: Kids are tough critics, so at least the feedback I’ll get will be honest.

We will be highlighting each playwright we're currently working with throughout the month, but if you're eager to learn more now, click here.

Are you a playwright interested in creating work for young audiences? We'd love to hear from you! We accept script submissions year-round and have just announced a playwright development program!

Posted on

March 26, 2021