Mickey Birnbaum

teaches screenwriting at Santa Monica College, and playwriting and screenwriting at the University of Riverside Palm Desert Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts. His plays include Big Death & Little Death, Woolly Mammoth, Washington D.C.(2005), produced subsequently at the Road Theatre with Larry Biederman directing; PEN USA Literary Awards Finalist. Bleed Rail, The Theatre@Boston Court (2007); Garland Award for Playwriting. Backyard, Echo Theater (2014), Sage Award, PEN USA Literary Awards Finalist. Developed screenplays for Universal, Paramount, Columbia/Sony, Interscope, Warner Brothers, and Appian Way Productions. Collaborated with director Steven Shainberg (Secretary, Fur) on the screenplay for The Big Shoe, and the adaptation of John Irving’s novel The Fourth Hand. MFA, University of Riverside, Palm Desert.