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Literary Works

Beginning in the early seventies with his appearance in the Los Angeles production of Tom Eyen’s The Dirtiest Show In Town, Michael Kearns has been a significant figure in the world of art and politics.  He has authored multiple books and plays.

His latest release is Who’s Afraid of Michael Kearns? an anthology of 3 full-length plays by Kearns.  Now available on Amazon.

NEW RELEASE! Who's Afraid of Michael Kearns?

A collection of three plays by acclaimed Los Angeles playwright Michael Kearns known for “…collisions of sex and death, of eroticism and grief”—The LA Weekly.

The Truth Is Bad Enough

“We are all lucky to still have Michael Kearns with us,” Sir Ian McKellen says “now recording his private and public story with an honesty and humor that put most other show-biz autobiographies to shame.”

The Drama of AIDS

In The Drama of AIDS: My Lasting Connection with Two Plays That Survived the Plague, Michael Kearns weaves a remarkable tapestry that casts the theatre as a metaphor for how life unfolds in ways that are both beautiful and theatrical.