Michael Niederman

Is the author of the plays The Kuptferberg Family Tragedy (New York Stage and Film), To Barcelona! (TRU Voices Reading Series), Alvin Saves The Day, Good Men, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays (Risley Theater), Running Across Amsterdam (American Theater for the Actors), and Chelsea, Alaska (Lion Theater).

He is also the author of numerous short plays.  His pieces Every Man and Death From Above Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love America were featured at the 2007 Samuel French Short Play Festival, and Every Man was awarded top honors, winning the festival.  His one-act, one-person show A Lecture On Subjects Important By John Karpowski, Expert, was recently produced by Crosstown Playwrights, and his short play Last Call was produced by Blue Box Productions at their November 2007 Sticky Festival.  In 2008 Crosstown Playwrights produced his play One Little Duck at their Spring Forward Play Festival, and Blue Box Productions produced his play American Hosanna at their 2008 Sticky Festival.
Most Recently his play Chelsea, Alaska was awarded a reading at the Soho Think Tank Sixth Floor Reading Series, and his new play, Freshman Fifteen was read as part of Crosstown Playwrights Summer Reading Series at the Second Stage Theater. 

Michael is also an accomplished screenwriter.  His script for the short film Proof of Birth won the Broadcast Educational Association Best Screenplay Award, and Faculty Selects at the Columbia University Film Festival.  His feature length screenplay, Saint Carlos of Gowanus also won Faculty Selects at Columbia University, was featured at the National Association of Independent Latino Producers Writer’s Lab, and is a finalist for the Sundance Film Festival Writer’s Lab.

Michael is the Director of Artistic Development for Ignited States. He is also a member of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP), and is a founding member and producer of the Crosstown Playwrights.