Michael Mau is a writer, teacher, father, runner, actor, tinkerer, artist, craftsman, and snappy dresser.
Michael’s short fiction has appeared in Black Warrior Review, Portland Review, Fifth Wednesday, Mount Hope, Firewords Quarterly, Punchnel’s, Ferocious Quarterly, and other places. “An Open Letter to America From a Public School Teacher,” originally published in McSweeney’s, received national attention when it was picked up by several news outlets. His story “Little Bird” was selected by Lily Hoang as the winner of the Black Warrior Review Fiction Contest. His story “Best Launderette” was selected by guest editor Pam Houston for Fifth Wednesday Journal. Michael was a finalist for the 2017 Disquiet Prize.
Thanks to spaces like the John G. Irvin Gallery, Loudoun House, Lussi Brown, Blue Stallion, Rock House, Fusion Gallery, Circle of Light, and Damselfly, others have been able to experience artwork that for the artist is much more about process than product. Some of Michael’s artwork has been featured in The Esthetic Apostle, Manhattanville Review, The Grief Diaries, The Broke Bohemian, Stray Branch, and Cream City Review.
A late-comer to the modeling world, Michael has modeled for the J. Peterman Catalog, The Show Shop, Cool Beauty Consulting, and Jeff Nelson Photography among others.
As a commercial actor, Michael appeared most recently in a Super Bowl commercial for Fayette Heating & Air. He can also be seen in ads for NIPSCO, Datto, HealthStream, Four Roses, and other brands as well as the C. Shirock music video “Stand With Me Tonight.”
On stage, Michael has performed most recently in Studio Players production of Stage Kiss. He has also acted with the Woodford Theatre and the Bluegrass Opera. He traveled to New York in the summer of 2017 to perform in the Midtown International Theatre Festival.
Michael received his MFA from the Bluegrass Writers Studio at EKU.
  • Writer (10 Credits)
    Best Launderette
    Screenplay, Short Script
    Co-Dependent (Series Screenplay)
    Television Script, Other
    Dick Boxing
    Short Script
    Left & Leaving
    Short Script
    Little Bird
    Short Script
    Pal
    Short Script
    Pal (Feature)
    Screenplay
    The Man from the Egg
    Screenplay, Short Script
    A Blind Play of Social Forces2022
    Web / New Media, Other
    Co-Dependent2021
    Web / New Media
  • Producer (2 Credits)
    A Blind Play of Social Forces2022
    Web / New Media, Other
    Co-Dependent2021
    Web / New Media
  • Director (2 Credits)
    A Blind Play of Social Forces2022
    Web / New Media, Other
    Co-Dependent2021
    Web / New Media
  • Acting (1 Credit)
    Co-Dependent2021
    Web / New Media
Best Short Story
Little Bird
Black Warrior Review
Tuscaloosa, AL
2021
Best Short Script
Pal
World Film Carnival
Singapore
2021
Best Short Script
Pal
Independent Shorts Awards
Los Angeles, CA
2021
Best Short Script
Pal
Cult Critic Movie Awards
Kolkata, West Bengal
2021
Best Short Script
Pal
Indo French International Film Festival
PONDICHERRY, INDIA
2021
Outstanding Achievement, Short Screenplay
Pal
Indie Short Fest (LA International Film Festival)
Los Angeles, CA
2021
Guest Editor Contest
Best Launderette
Fifth Wednesday Journal
Illinois
2014
Annual Fiction Contest
Best Launderette
Black Warrior Review
Tuscaloosa, AL
2014
Best Short Screenplay
Co-Dependent (Series Screenplay)
Kosice International Monthly Film Festival
Kosice, Slovakia
Birth City
Atlanta
Current City
Atlanta
Hometown
Atlanta
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