About Melodrama Mike
Meet Melodrama Mike
M. K. O’Roark aka Mike Roark
Melodrama Mike is a Wichita, Kansas native with a theatrical resume spanning over thirty years. Mike is a veteran of over 200 productions, including dozens of Melodramas and Murder Mysteries that he has either written, directed, and/or performed in. Our
playwright first discovered the joy of “old fashioned melodrama” at the tender age of sixteen, when he portrayed the dashing hero in his first ever stage production. Later, as a student at Wichita State University, (where he earned his BA in the theatrical arts), melodrama became, not only a passion, but a means of earning some extra income during those lean college years. During the eighties and early nineties, Mike worked steadily at the Empire House Melodrama Theatre, gaining valuable experience in the style of writing and performing commercial melodrama.
Melodrama returned to Wichita in 1998 with the emergence of Mosley Street Melodrama and Mike was ready to put his early experience to practical use. He quickly became a fixture at the new theatre by becoming a resident writer and director, as well as a frequent performer. Now, no longer the dashing heroic type, the time ravaged character actor most commonly assumes the Villains cape. Oh well, what are you going to do? Currently, Mike has written well over 20 Melodramas and Murder Mysteries, (as well as many other types of scripts) all of which have been professionally produced extensively all across the known world.
Now, through the magic of the internet, all these plays are available to your theatre, school, club, church or organization at a fraction of what it would cost from one of the major publishing companies. Melodrama Mike is proud to offer some of the cheapest scripts on the net and they don’t cost that much either.
Other services available through Melodrama Mike’s Play Service:
With over 30 years of theatre experience, Melodrama Mike may just be the answer to any of your theatrical needs. Whether you are looking for an Actor, Writer, or Director, Mike has done it all. Moreover, chances are, (for the right price), he would be happy to travel to your theatre and perform virtually any task, (short of cleaning the toilets), and heck if the money’s right, we can even talk about that.
Not just a Melodrama Man
It’s true! While versed extensively in the fine, but crude (but fun) art of Old Fashioned Melodrama, Michael K. Roark has directed and
performed in everything from musical comedy, to Shakespearian drama, to classic and modern drama, to just plain old good-fashioned comedies. More than that, he is ready to travel to your theatre and put his experience to use for the greater good of society. Plus he could really use the dough.
So, if you are in need of an all around theatre guy, contact
Michael K. Roark