Michael has been writing since 1995, when his short story “The Magic Balls” was rejected from Lion’s Tales, Roaring Brook Elementary School’s literary magazine.
Raised in New York, he coped with his teenage social anxiety and body dysmorphia by writing plays about confused Jewish virgins. As an undergrad at Harvard, he sang Tenor II in the Glee Club and won the Lee Patrick Award in Drama for Harvard’s most promising young playwright.
Post-college, Michael joined Teach for America, where he taught The Great Gatsby as if it were a soap opera, produced the first talent show at Wilbur Cross High School in over a decade, and had to explain to 11th graders why it’s not appropriate to watch midget porn during English class. In 2014, Michael piloted Israel’s very first summer school program. Unfortunately, days after he arrived in Tel Aviv, a war broke out, which meant Michael spent a lot of time reading Cormac McCarthy novels in bomb shelters.
A Script Anatomy alum, Michael tells stories about misfits and outcasts who struggle to overcome internalized shame. He is an alumnus of the WB Writers’ Workshop, and was a Humanitas’s New Voices finalist. His scripts have also been recognized by Cinestory, Austin Film Festival and the Page International Screenwriting Awards.
When he’s not writing, you’re liable to find Michael scallop hunting, board gaming, hosting Shabbat, or goofing off with his goldendoodle Biggie Lebowski.
He is repped by Echo Lake, and you can find him on Twitter @michaelrobin.
Michael is new to Script Anatomy, so testimonials will be coming soon!