Michelle Kholos Brooks

Plays in the PNA Catalogue

Project Fear (And All the Feels)


Michelle Kholos Brooks is an award-winning playwright with productions staged internationally. Awards and distinctions include the Susan Glaspell Award for H*TLER’S TASTERS and the Riva Shiner Comedy Award for KALAMAZOO, co-written with Kelly Younger. ROOM 1214 was a finalist for The Ashland New Plays Festival. HOSTAGE was a finalist for the Woodward/Newman Drama Award, The Fratti-Newman Political Play Contest, and a Showcase Finalist for the National New Play Network. CHAIR received second place in the Firehouse Theatre Festival of New American Plays. Michelle’s play, WAR WORDS has been recognized by the Veteran’s History Project at the Library of Congress.

Publications include Dramatists Play Service, Theatrical Rights Worldwide, Room literary magazine, The Daily Beast, and Zocalo Public Square.

Brooks earned a B.A. from Emerson College and an M.F.A. in Fiction from Otis College of Art and Design. She is a Resident Artist with New Light Theater Project, and a board member of ShPIel-Performing Identity Theatre Project. Michelle is a member of The Dramatists Guild of America and a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security.