La MaMa Playwright in Residence

Fedallah and the Phantoms

Staged Reading Series La MaMa and CMCA

Experience Theater and Film Produced by the Forty Hour Club

NYC and Palermo, ME

Partner With an Artistic Visionary

Theater producer, playwright and artist in Palermo, ME

The Forty Hour Club is a theater and film production company in NYC and Palermo, ME. It was formed in 2003 by playwright and experimental theater artist Michael Gorman for the purpose of producing his play UltraLight, the first play in his trilogy entitled The Honor and Glory of Whaling. Described by critics as an epic visionary "capable of creating vivid characters and snappy dialogue that walks the fine line between magic realism and real realism", Michael brings something truly unique to the theater.

Catch a Forty Hour Club production

The Forty Hour Club has a longstanding relationship with La MaMa, the world renowned, non-profit theater located in New York City, where Michael is a resident playwright. The two work together to produce, sponsor and market Forty Hour Club productions. If you’re interested in partnering with Michael on an upcoming project, or if you want to check out one of Forty Hour Club’s latest productions, call 207-409-8474 or use the form on this site to get more information.

Learn More About Michael’s work

Michael Gorman, playwright and artist

Michael Gorman's latest work, The Honor and Glory of Whaling, is a trilogy of plays being produced by the Forty Hour Club and La MaMa Theater. The trilogy, which draws its title from chapter 82 in Moby Dick, charts the rise and fall of a commercial fisherman through the intrusion of opiate addiction.

Learn more about the trilogy and Michael's other dramatic works by exploring the site and delving deeper into the scripts, videos, photos and posts.