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Mark Berman

MARK BERMAN

  

Nationality:    USA
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Productions: LADY OF THE DIAMOND, directed by Jack O'Brien, with Christine Baranski, John Goodman & Lynn Cohen; THE DAY THE MARCHING BANDS WENT WILD: American Playwrights Series; TALL STORIES FROM THE BUTCHERS BLOCK, Alliance Theatre; Atlanta Playwrights Festival after Workshop at Living Theatre, produced by Judith Malina; TRIPS (Trilogy)Cricket Theatre in Minneapolis; ALBERT EINSTEIN NEVER SANG AT THE MET, Baltimore Playwrights Festival (voted a "Best" by Festival Judges); PICTURES AT AN INHIBITION, Ashland New Plays Festival;also Birmingham-Southern; SVELTE ANNA at Intl. Mime & Clown Festival. Honors & Awards: McKnight Fellowship in Playwriting (Mpls.). BLONDE ON BLONDE, Finalist Telluride Playwrights Festival; ALTOONA Last Frontier Theatre Conference;Finalist 12 Peers National Competition. Playwright-in-residence at Penn & Florida State Universities. Founder Playwrights Theatre in Tallahassee, Florida; Director world premiere of MacArthur Foundation National Award winning scripts (KID TWIST and YORICK)

Research:    Member of the Dramatists Guild of America (as at 2015)

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        Albert Einstein Never Sang At the Met         Altoona         Blonde On Blonde         Caged         Day the Marching Bands Went Wild, The         I Had 3 Balls But I Lost         Lady Of the Diamond         Minnesota Wake Up In the Morning         Old Folks At Home         Pictures At An Inhibition         Please Keep Off the Grass         Route 66         Saxophone For America, A         Svelte Anna         Tall Stories From the Butcher's Block         Train Time         Trips         Wake Up In the Morning



Albert Einstein Never Sang At the Met

Synopsis:
a love affair between a middle-aged used bookstore owner who is threatened with loss of his store and a recently retired opera star who is attempting a comeback

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aka Popitch Loves Puccini

1st Produced:
Spotlighters, Baltimore     09 Aug 1992

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Baltimore Playwrights Festival

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Altoona

Synopsis:
a cross country bus trip on five chairs for 5 characters seeking el dorado - "Once I was at the end of America; no more land. there was nowhere to go but back" From Jack Keroouac's ON the ROaD - that's the start of this play that takes place in, "the old weird America".

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Blonde On Blonde

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about Marilyn Monroe 30 years after her apparent suicide, she is alive and well, now 67, what has she become.

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Caged

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Day the Marching Bands Went Wild, The

Synopsis:
This play focuses on seven members of the Potowatomi Trust Marching Band, smallest and poorest of the bands entered in a mid-western 47th annual State Marching Band competition

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also produced As part of the American Playwrights series in Madison, Winconsin with An O'Neil And A Lanford Wilson.

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Hartman Theatre, Ct    

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Genre:
Comedy Drama Comedy

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I Had 3 Balls But I Lost

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Thirteenth Street Theatre, NYC    

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Lady Of the Diamond

Synopsis:
the story of Connie Weaver, the first major league woman baseball player; how she breaks into the major leagues as a pitcher for a Chicago team and what happens after she does.

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cast included Christine Baranski And John Goodman, directed by Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien. optioned for A movie by Lee Grant

1st Produced:
Studio Arena In Buffalo, N.Y     02 Jun 1905

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Minnesota Wake Up In the Morning

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University Of Minnesota    

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Old Folks At Home

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Sausalito Little Theatre, Ca    

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Pictures At An Inhibition

Synopsis:
about a hustler who hires actors to do tableaux vivants of famous paintings

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nominated for the 2004 Weissberger Award

1st Produced:
Readings At Universties    

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Please Keep Off the Grass

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Second Story Players, NYC    

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Route 66

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American Consevetory Theatre, San Francisco    

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Saxophone For America, A

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Svelte Anna

Synopsis:
about Stalin's daughter in the years just before and just after she defect from the USSR to the USA in the 1960's - treated VeRY broadly.

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as A small cast musical based on A script (LeT's PLaY CHeSS) was commissioned by Actors theatre of Louisville. A Finalist in international competition sponsored by Danish National TV/Radio.

1st Produced:
Workshop, International Mime & Clown Festival    

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Genre:
small cast musical farce

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Tall Stories From the Butcher's Block

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Alliance Theatre Company, Ga    

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Train Time

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Dallas Theatre Centre, Tx    

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Trips

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Cricket Theatre, Mn    

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Wake Up In the Morning

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