Michael Edison Hayden

The Exhibitionists (Film)

The film based on my play. For the IMDB page, click here

04.05.17 | Filed Under Fiction

The Books

An offbeat dramatic love story with plenty of dark comedy, The Books chronicles the developing relationship of a professional dominatrix, Mistress Chimera, and her agoraphobic client, Mark. After Mark loans her a copy of James Joyce’s Dubliners, their personal relationship deepens, complicating their sadomasochistic rituals. Before the couple can truly fall in love, they both […]

08.23.09 | Filed Under Fiction

Ghost Sonata

At the center of a bombed-out, desolate landscape sits a withering luxury home. On one side of the home is a tree with a family of human skulls dangling from one of the branches. On the other side is a flagpole with a plain black flag brought to half-mast. A young student stumbles in front […]

04.08.08 | Filed Under Fiction


    Michael Edison Hayden The Books Review by Eric Grode, The Village Voice (Review) The Books is the post-golden-shower-literary-discussion romantic dramedy you’ve been waiting for. Tender, cheeky and only a tiny bit maudlin, Michael Edison Hayden’s charged two-hander unspools a series of welcome twists on a patently ludicrous concept. Nearly the entire play, directed with unobtrusive […]

02.25.79 | Filed Under Fiction