MICHELLE KHOLOS BROOKSMICHELLE KHOLOS BROOKS (Playwright, Family Planning) was most recently a Finalist for the 2014 Riva Shiner Comedy Award, Bloomington Playwrights Project, for Family Planning. Her play Kalamazoo, co-written with Kelly Younger, was the Winner of the 2014 Riva Shiner Comedy Award and will be produced Fall, 2014, at Bloomington Playwrights Project and Pacific Resident Theatre. Brooks’ play, Chair, is currently a semi-finalist for the Firehouse Theatre’s Festival of New American Plays. 

Other select works for the stage include:  Two Parents, Two Weddings, Two Years, (Wings Theatre, New York City, Laurelgrove Theatre Company, Los Angeles); See How We Are (Laurelgrove Theatre Company); Love and Other Allergies (Vox Humana Theatre Ensemble); and Famous in Luxembourg (Rogue Machine, Around-the-Clock Short Play Festival), among others. 

Additional staged readings of various works have been produced at Snapshots, a benefit to raise funds for the Susan G. Komen Foundation; Venue 9 Theatre, San Francisco; The Barrow Group, New York; and the Bay Street Theatre, Sag Harbor, New York.

 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 member of The Dramatists Guild of America and Pacific Resident Theatre in Venice, CA.  She currently lives in her hometown of Los Angeles with her husband and son.

July, 2014