Mihaela Michailov is a playwright, performing arts critic, cultural educator, and lecturer at the National University of Theatre and Film "I.L. Caragiale" in Bucharest.
She is the co-founder of the Replika Educational Theatre Center in Bucharest, where she coordinated, together with the artists of the Center, educational art platforms, workshops for teenagers, and cultural intervention programs.
She wrote over 20 plays revolving around socio-political issues: labour migration, power relations within the education system, the condition of children growing up in the absence of their parents, the marginalization of vulnerable categories, violence and abuse against women.
Her plays have been staged at the “I.L. Caragiale” Theatre Bucharest, the “Marin Sorescu” National Theatre Craiova, the “Mihai Eminescu” National Theatre Timișoara, the Little Theatre and the Very Little Theatre Bucharest, the Excelsior Theatre Bucharest, the “Ion Creangă” Theatre Bucharest, the Gong Theatre Sibiu, MACAZ Bar Theatre Co-op, the Replika Educational Theatre Center.
Mihaela Michailov’s plays have been translated into Bulgarian, English, French, German, Hungarian, and Spanish.
In 2009 she participated in the Dramaturgy residential program offered by the Royal Court Theatre of London.
Her play, “Bad Kids”, which has been running for 11 years already, was presented in the form of a reading-show at the Avignon Theatre Festival, in 2014. It has been staged in Bulgaria, France, Germany, Luxembourg, and in 2016 it was published by the “Solitaires Intempestifs.”
In 2020 she coordinated the “Feminist Intersectional Theatre Anthology,” as a part of a project called “Literature and Feminism.”