Mike Wirsch has written stage plays, screenplays, pilots, specs, sketches, books, blog posts, Facebook comments, and bathroom graffiti. His plays have been staged in New York City and San Antonio, and he has written three seasons of sketch comedy at the Peoples Improv Theater in NYC.
Shrubtown is a small town for small-minded people preoccupied by social mores and the new Bob's Big Boy. But everyone has secrets, and one secret toddles to life every night. Can Shrubtown stand up to a creature that can barely walk?
Staged by Big Theatre Company (https://www.bigtheatre.org/) as part of the New York International Fringe Festival in 2016.
"The Curse of the Babywoman is a delight: sweet and well-constructed, with distinctive humor as its best feature... PURE FUN!" -Gabriella Steinberg, Theater is Easy
Both darkly comic and absurd, The Journeymen and Womyn With a Y focuses on issues of faith, relationships, suicide, death, STDs, love, loss, and permanent erections both inside and outside the realm of a fringe suicide cult.
Premiered 2015 at the Overtime Theater in San Antonio, Texas. http://theovertimetheater.org/
Read at the Barrow Group Theater in 2015 as part of Open Bar Theatricals Fellowship in New York City.
“The show, directed with a sense of play by Liz Vermeulen, has a screwy energy that makes even the weirdest moments hang together.” -Deborah Martin, My San Antonio
In this musical, a recovering alcoholic parking lot attendant dreams of becoming a K-pop superstar, but he is too old, too out-of-shape, and not at all Korean.
Poached is an adult sci-fi satire of 87,000 words, an absurd dark farce about healthcare, wealth inequality, and celebrity worship. Think if John Q happened in the Welcome to Nightvale universe, but with more dick jokes.
In Poached, seventeen-year-old Hana has been diagnosed with the “Slow Clap,” a slow-moving and deadly disease. The proprietary cure resides in the wealthy island community of the Egg, where Hana must steal a vaccine to save herself. She is ultimately cured, but when her best friend is euthanized, she plots vengeance on the Egg's man-child CEO.
A favorite from Road Pizza at the Peoples Improv Theater in NYC.
A video sketch about beards.
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