Cancelled - The Play

About the Playwright

Shaun Hagen/Top Shelf PhotoM. Robert Grunwald, (or "Mike," since "M. Robert" doesn't really work in conversation) is a freelance writer from San Diego. Cancelled (2008) was the first play in his diverse writing career, which has included gigs as a copywriter for Fortune 500 companies, contributing film writer and critic for, and newsletter editor for a branch of the National Audubon Society. His works in progress include the full-length play Greetings from Fort Desperation, which the San Diego Playwrights Project called "witty and authentic," and A Cat Named Turtle, an epic fantasy novel for children that's been described as "The Wizard of Oz in reverse, with cats."

Grunwald lives in San Diego with his wife and a varying number of cats.


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