M.M. Kagan is a writer for TV, theatre, web, and radio whose work is known for being smart, lively, deliciously absurd, and wildly entertaining.
Kagan has been a writer for the CBS Diversity Sketch Comedy Showcase, and also for a program from Whoop Inc. (Whoopi Goldberg) and Mana Contemporary as one of five up-and-coming writers to create an original comedy pilot in a 4-month mini writer’s room.
Kagan is additionally the creator of the SLAM Blog, a viral project about biases in the entertainment industry, which has been read over 20,000 times by people in 59 countries, as well as the Founder and Producer of FiF Fest, an international grassroots activist effort giving under-represented artists a voice to respond to current events. The festival, organized by Kagan and one co-producer in just four months, included 27 shows in 18 cities across the United States and Canada, presenting work by over 140 writers (both new artists and award-winning individuals) to more than 2,000 audience members.
In live theatre and sketch comedy, Kagan has had over two dozens productions in NYC, Los Angeles, and beyond. Favorites include Play Chunks! in Ars Nova’s ANT Fest and Puppet Love at the American Globe (Festival Finalist & Honorable Mention for Best Show), as well as readings and workshops with New Dramatists, FRESH PRODUCE’d, Lincoln Center Directors’ Lab, Dixon Place, The PIT, UCB, and more. Kagan’s short play “MPS: The Monotone Poncho Spatula” participated in the 10×10 Professional Development Series, and was selected for professional development by Big Beach Films (the producers of The Farewell & Little Miss Sunshine).
Kagan is also the founder and captain of Dim-prov, an improv team that performs in the dark. As a freelancer, Kagan has been hired to write everything from webisodes to online dating profiles (really). NYU-Tisch, BFA in Dramatic Writing and Africana Studies.