About Mike

Mike has been a storyteller all his life—as a journalist, speechwriter, community activist, actor, and playwright. He has written over 20 plays, with production credits in nearly a dozen festivals along the east coast. His play, "Pets (and Their Humans)" was named best original production by the New Jersey Association of Community Theaters.  A native New Englander, he lives in Holmdel, New Jersey and belongs to the Dramatists Guild. 

Playwriting (selected productions):

In Danger of Falling in Love (2020), Villagers Theater, Somerset NJ

A Longitudinal Study, 9th Annual One Act Play Festival (2020), Old Library Theatre, Fair Lawn, NJ.

Hostage Situation, Kaleidoscope Kabaret (2019), The Theater Project, Union, NJ

Bagels, An Evening of New Works (2019), Holmdel Theater Company, Holmdel, NJ.

Frozen in Time, New Voice Play Festival 2019, Old Opera House, Charles Town, WV.

Getting in the Last Word, 7th Annual New Moon Short Play Festival (2019), Luna Stage, West Orange, NJ.

Getting in the Last Word,  Best Play (nominee), 2019 ThinkFast Festival, Maplewood, NJ. 

Pets (and Their Humans), 2018 Best Original Play (winner), New Jersey Association of Community Theaters.

Hostage Situation, 3rd Annual One Act Jamboree (2018), Rhino Theatre Group, Pompton Lakes, NJ.

Savant, 2017 ThinkFast Festival, Maplewood, NJ. 

Mexican Standoff, 2016 New Playwrights Festival, Defining Moments Theatre Company, Hackensack, NJ.

Bris (2016), La Strada Theater Company, Ocean Grove, NJ.

Horseshoes, 2016 Best Original Play (nominee), New Jersey Association of Community Theaters.

Horseshoes, 2015 Thespis Festival, New York, NY.

Voice of God, 2015 Kicking and Swearing Festival, Rahway, NJ.

Acting (selected productions):

Seminar (Leonard), Circle Players, Parsippany, NJ

1776 (John Hancock), Phoenix Productions, Red Bank, NJ

Much Ado About Nothing (Antonio), Holmdel Theatre Company, Holmdel, NJ

My Last Day on Earth (Brian), Manhattan Repertory Theater, New York, NY

Pets (and Their Humans) (Brad), Fearless Productions, Rahway, NJ

Amadeus (Salieri),Old Library Theater, Fairlawn, NJ

Triangle Factory Fire Project (Steuer), Fearless Productions, Rahway, NJ

Becket (Baron 1/Cardinal/Archbishop), Holmdel Theatre Company, Holmdel, NJ

Bagels (Sam), 2016 Kicking and Swearing Festival, Rahway, NJ

Hurly Burly (Artie), Fearless Productions, Rahway, NJ

Seussified Christmas Carol (Jake Marley), Fearless Productions, Rahway, NJ

August: Osage County(Bill Fordham), Old Library Theater, Fairlawn, NJ

A Few Good Men (Whitaker/Sergeant in Arms), Holmdel Theatre Company, Holmdel, NJ


Find your next great play

Interested in trying something new? Both full-length plays and shorter pieces are available to theater companies looking to produce original works. New scripts can be commissioned as well.  Many of his plays can be found on the New Play Exchange.

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Mike Sockol

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