Michael lives, writes and draws in St. Louis.
A Seattle native and graduate of the MFA Theater Program at the University of California, San Diego, Erickson taught playwriting and dramatic literature at Webster University in St. Louis. for 20 years.
His work has been produced or developed at the following:
Ensemble Studio Theatre, NYC
Dance Theatre Workshop, NYC
Via Theatre in New York
A Director's Theater, Los Angeles
Empty Space Theatre, Seattle
Pioneer Square Theatre, Seattle
Floating Theatre, Seattle
Mixed Blood Theatre, Minneapolis
Cleveland Public Theatre
Imaginary Theater Co. (St. Louis Repertory)
Ashland New Plays Festival, OR
Moving Arts, Los Angeles
Michael's collaboration with Malashock Dance & Co., “Apologies from the Lower Decks,” toured the country and was produced on PBS.
His work has won several awards, including a National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship in Playwriting, a California Arts Council Award and the Mobil Playwriting Competition International Prize (Royal Exchange Theatre, England).
Michael was Playwright-in-Residence at the Tennessee Repertory Theatre in Nashville for the 2011-2012 season, where he developed “Honor Student.” A recent play, “Alien Hand Syndrome,” was produced at MadLab Theatre, Columbus, Ohio, and Moving Arts Theatre, Los Angeles, and was published in Regional Best 2011, an anthology of new plays.
His short fiction has earned spots on the finalist list of major fiction competitions: Zoetrope All-Story, Reed Magazine's John Steinbeck Short Story Award and Masters Review Short Story Contest.