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Martin Blank

MARTIN BLANK

  

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    The Gersh Agency, NY  represented by Leah Hamos

Martin Blank is the author of ten plays, most recently, the one-man musical "Character Building." His spy thriller "The Law of Return" was produced Off-Broadway at the Fourth Street Theater. He has received new play commissions from the Maryland State Arts Council, American Jewish Theater, and Georgetown Theatre, and is published by Smith and Kraus. He has served as Artistic Associate for the American Place Theatre, New York City, as well as Literary Manager, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, and Founding Artistic Director, Theater J. He attended the University of Maryland and the Yale School of Drama.

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

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below is a list of Martin Blank's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Avenue Of the Americas         Character Building         Closing Time         Crossing Israel         Driving Green         Hamlet 44         Law Of Return, The         New York Miracle, A         Read My Lips         Scenes From Life In America



Avenue Of the Americas

Synopsis:
a woman escapes a mental institution to write television advertisements that become dangerously successful.

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Comedy One act

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Character Building

Synopsis:
A one-man musical for middle, high school, and adult audiences adapted by Martin Blank from Booker T. Washington's inspirational talks given to his students at Tuskegee University.

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1st Produced:
The Kennedy Center's Page To Stage, Washington, DC     2016

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Genre:
musical

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Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Closing Time

Synopsis:
Two comic monologues evolve into a divorced woman's and man's nightmare, as they struggle with their loss and newfound sexual freedom.

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The Kennedy Center hosts its 10th annual Page-to-Stage festival, featuring more than 40 D.C.-area theater companies. This three-day event offers free readings and open rehearsals of plays and musicals being developed by local, regional, and national playwrights, librettists, and composers.

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Innatum Theatre, Melbourne, Australia    

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Genre:
two act comedy

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Crossing Israel

Synopsis:
For young audiences - the history of Israel through historical figures and people one would meet in modern day Israel

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Jcc Youth Theater, Springfield Ma    

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Genre:
comedy One act

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Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Driving Green

Driving Green
a politically opposite married couple tries to survive going green and a morning commute without killing each other.

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Journeymen Theater    

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Genre:
comedy Ten Min

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Hamlet 44

Synopsis:
Madonna brings Shakespeare back from the dead to rewrite Hamlet for her.

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Georgetown Theater Company    

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comedy Ten Min

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Law Of Return, The

Synopsis:
a spy thriller depicts the true-life events surrounding the Jay Pollard spy case.

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1st Produced:
4th Street Theatre, 83 East 4th Street New York, NY 10003     2014

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Genre:
full length Play/Drama

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New York Miracle, A

Synopsis:
a Jewish immigrant's husband suddenly dies, leaving her and her daughter to struggle for their family's survival.

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Jewish Theatre Workshop    

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Genre:
Drama short play Ten Min

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Read My Lips

Synopsis:
a play with dance in which a young man comes to terms with the loss of the grandmother that raised him.

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New Gate Theatre    

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Genre:
Comedy with dance One act

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Scenes From Life In America

Synopsis:
Follows a group of friends from the time they finish college for ten years after as they struggle to survive in a competitive world.

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Ensemble Studio Theater - Octoberfest    

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Genre:
full legth Comedy

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Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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