About the Forty Hour Club

Founded by Playwright and Director Michael Gorman and a collective of independent artists, “The Forty Hour Club”, is dedicated to creating productions that ask the question “To what consequence?”
The productions focus on the economic, environmental and systemic destruction facing working communities and the paramount issue of sustainability.

Mike and the Forty Hour Club are currently working on an epic project “Chasing the New White Whale”, that includes a series of environmental installations and performances,
as well as a trilogy of plays—“The Honor and Glory of Whaling” — that deals with the issue of opiate addiction in the commercial fishing community of New England.

A production of the full trilogy is  scheduled for 2018 in The Ellen Stewart Theater at La MaMa Theatre in NYC where Mike is the newly appointed 'Playwright in Residence.'

Partner With an Artistic Visionary Entity

Arts & Advocacy

If you’re interested in partnering with the Forty Hour Club on an upcoming event, please contact us.
We are always interested in creating new models that combine arts and advocacy to explore critical social, cultural and environmental issues.

La MaMa Theatre Playwright in Residence

The Honor and Glory of Whaling—About The Trilogy

Fedallah and the Phantoms

Staged Reading Series at La MaMa Theatre & The Center for Maine Contemporary Art

Fishing For Paradise - Multi-Media Installation & Staged Reading

LaMaMa Galleria, NYC