Florence Faculty: Writing Florence

Writing Florence

Michael Casale

Mick Casale is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, teacher and internationally-known script doctor.

Mr. Casale has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Minnesota and was a Bush Fellow at the Guthrie Theatre where his play Cold was produced, directed by Emily Mann, and published by Grove Press. His play Elm Circle won the CBS/Dramatists Guild Best American Play Award and was produced at Playwrights Horizons in New York City.

For over a decade he wrote comics, most notably the daily serial Captain Easy that was distributed worldwide by United Features Syndicate.

For almost 40 years he has been a teacher of dramatic writing at New York University. As head of Screenwriting at NYU's acclaimed Graduate Department of Film and Television, he has helped turn out some of today's finest young filmmakers. In 2017 he was presented with the Tisch School of the Arts David Payne Award for Excellence in Teaching.

He has been a consultant on hundreds of scripts for feature and documentary films, television shows, theatrical plays comedians, nightclub acts and has worked for some of the most talented and successful writers of today.

His latest script, Somebody To Love, a feature film directed by Alrick Brown (UG professor, Film and Television), starring Wendell Pierce and Melvin van Peebles, will be shot this summer.

More informaton about the summer program Writing Florence.