Mike Geither

Ohio, United States

Mike Geither is a playwright and solo performer whose works have been staged in San Francisco, Chicago, Toronto, Ottawa, New York and London.  He is a four-time Ohio Arts Council fellow and has served as a resident artist at Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito and as Playwright-in-Residence at Cleveland Public Theatre. He is a graduate of the Iowa Playwrights Workshop.  His play Stars Fell All Night received staged readings in the Bay Area Playwrights Festival (2005) and Theatre 503, London U. K. before its world premier.  His play, The Attaining Gigantick Dimensions, will be produced by Zuppa Theatre (Halifax, Nova Scotia) in April 2013.   He is currently an Associate Professor at Cleveland State University where he directs the Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts in creative writing (NEOMFA).  He is a member of the Cleveland Playhouse Playwrights Unit.


  • Associate Professor at Cleveland State University (August 2003 - )
  • Director at Northeast Ohio MFA in Creative Writing (NEOMFA) (July 2012 - )


  • Bachelor of Arts in English/Creative Writing from Cleveland State University (June 1988)
  • Master of Fine Arts in Playwriting from University of iowa (May 1993)

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