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Mike Dorrell

Mike Dorrell is originally from Swansea, Wales, and has lived in Utah for many years. He is the author of over a dozen produced plays for stage, radio and television. In Britain, he has worked with companies like Paines Plough, Avon Touring, Theatre Powys and BBC Radio 4. Here in Utah he was Dramaturg for Salt Lake Acting Company for ten years, developing new work by Julie Jensen, David Kranes, Jeff Metcalf and others. He is currently responsible for new play development with Utah Contemporary Theatre who have produced four of his Talking Wales series of monologues. Mike is also the author of two novels for Jonathon Cape and W.H.Allen. His poetry has been published in small magazines in the UK. Mike was educated at the universities of London and Bristol and also holds a Master’s in British and American Literature from the University of Utah. He has taught both there and at Westminster College.

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  1. Hi there, I am in a dramaturgy class and I have an assignment to interview a dramaturg via email. I was hoping to interview you as your name populated here when I searched for a dramaturg.
    If you would be so kind as to help me, I would greatly appreciate it.
    The interview consists of 5 questions – unless you’re willing to geek out with me haha –
    1. What got you into dramaturgy?
    2. What do you

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    • Anthony, please contact the artist directly at:
      Thanks, Now Playing Utah


  2. Hi Mike,
    We worked together at Art Access many years ago. I ‘ve written a play that Jim Martin at Wasatch Theater company would like produce virtually in April and also have a live performance at a later time. I would love to have you involved. Please contact me by email.
    Lori Brock


    • Lori, please contact the artist directly at:
      Thanks, Now Playing Utah


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