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Mark Borkowski

MARK BORKOWSKI

  

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    Robert A Freedman Dramatic Agency  

Mark Borkowski's plays have won critical acclaim throughout the United States. Publications include: a Gravedigger's Tale (Smith & Krauss) Best of 2007 and Don't Listen To What It Sounds Like (Smith & Krauss) "Best Plays of 2006; 2 actors." He is the winner of the Playwrights Fellowship award from the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts. also a screenwriter, his award winning movie, the Perfect Witness (First Look Studios) was recently released on DVD worldwide. Mark lives in Hell's Kitchen, New York City.

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

        Adventure Capitalism         Book, The         Cost Of A Soul         Daughters Of Eve, The         Don't Listen To What It Sounds Like         Godling, The         Gravedigger's Tale, A         Head Hunter, The         Kids Are Awake, The         Lonely Vigil For A Stranger         Mutilation Of St Barbara, The         Noisemakers, The         Shadow Keeper, The         Short Stuff Vi: Awakenings         Suicide, Inc         Twilight's Child         Valentino's Wing         Within the Skins Of Saints,



Adventure Capitalism

Synopsis:
A theatre on the back of a bike, runaway taxmen turned circus performers, Hitler's nephew, a human exhibit in London Zoo, Michael Jackson, Marlon Brando, and a man intent on eating a Cessna jet: roll up for Mark Borkowski's rollercoaster ride through the weird and wonderful world of the MavErick. A compelling, autobiographical performance lecture outlining the benefits of introducing the MavErick into your life, Adventure Capitalism is a glorious celebration of risk takers, outliers and artists, and why they might be more essential now than ever before.

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60 min play

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Book, The

Synopsis:
arthur is dead. He was a writer who committed suicide in his bathtub. No one misses him more then Myra, his lover, and Peter, his best friend. these two strangers go home together after the wake. It's there that Peter discovers that his best friend has a new book pending that will reveal all of their darkest secrets. they are faced with a dilEmma. . .what to do about the BOOK.

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1st Produced:
Reading At The Players, NY    2009

Organisations:
SparANZa Theatre Co

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Play/Drama

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Cost Of A Soul

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Daughters Of Eve, The

Synopsis:
the Daughters of eve centers around three sisters who find their dead mother's diary buried in a wall. the diary unveils childhood secrets and exposes the horrific events that ruined their family.

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SparANZa Theatre Co

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Don't Listen To What It Sounds Like

Synopsis:
a mentally disturbed man seeks out an old friend that he once bonded with in the madhouse. What he discovers is not what he expects.

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1st Produced:
Tribeca Lab, NYC    1995

Organisations:
Tribeca Lab

1st Published:
in Smith & Krauss "Best of 2006; 2 actors".,    -

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Play/Drama

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Godling, The

Synopsis:
edvot, an ice-cold professional torturer, is hired to quell a rebellious carnival clown, but what he uncovers makes his own evil pale by comparison. after executing his grisly task, edvot discovers that his client -- a carnival showman with a taste for carnal excess -- is hiding a freakish horror beyond even a torturer's twisted imagination. edvot's journey through the carnival underworld ultimately forces him to confront his own monstrous nature and to decide what it really means to be human.

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1st Produced:
Tribeca Lab, NYC    1995

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Tribeca Lab

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Genre:
Black Comedy

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Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Gravedigger's Tale, A

Gravedigger's Tale, A
a haunting black comedy about a heroin addicted grave-digger in crisis.

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the Gene Frankel Theatre

1st Published:
in 2009: the Best 10-Minute Plays for Two or More actors, Smith & Kraus (December 1, 2009)   978-1575257594

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Genre:
Ten Min

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Male:  3            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Head Hunter, The

Synopsis:
Casmir, a screenwriter, sells the exclusive rights of his screenplay to a sleazy Hollywood producer. He confesses what he has done to his cousin Salvatore, a henchman for the mob. the screenplay (a bio-pic) contains truths about Sal's Father that is more then incriminating. enraged, Salvatore wants to get the screenplay's rights back to Casmir even if it means marking the producer for death. the two cousins are forced to deal with issues that tore their family apart and drove them to be who they are; artist vs. ruthless killer.

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www.oobr.com/top/volSix/twenty/0130hunter.html

1st Produced:
Common Basis Theatre, NYC    2000

Organisations:
Common Basis Theatre

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Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Kids Are Awake, The

Synopsis:
the daughter of a serial killer meets with the son of one of his victims. Her compassion and his vengeance clash against the backdrop of his mother's grizzly murder.

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endTimes Productions presents their 4th Annual one-act festival: Vignettes for the Apocalypse 2010, A collection of twenty one-act plays, dealing with dystopian, futuristic, And Apocalyptic themes. Artistic director Russell Dobular has chosen pieces that reflect A diversity of writing styles, ranging from sci-fi to traditional horror, the comic, And the Dramatic, while representing A unifying vision of our culture And society, both past And present, As it faces the real possibility of imminent collapse.
- nytheatre.com

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endTimes Productions

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Genre:
One act

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Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Lonely Vigil For A Stranger

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1st Produced:
Burbage Theatre, Los Angeles    1993

Organisations:
Burbage Theatre

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Mutilation Of St Barbara, The

Synopsis:
a medieval painting of a martyred Saint causes a troubled couple to confront their own hypocrisies and deal with their demons.
- press release

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part of 4 Aduts Only

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Noisemakers, The

Synopsis:
When a mentally disturbed Father seeks forgiveness for sins against his family, he asks his son to help him take the only action he believes will fully absolve him: he wants to be crucified. His request unveils the family's darkest secrets and forces them to confront their demons.

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1st Produced:
Common Basis Theatre, NYC    2001

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Common Basis Theatre

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Shadow Keeper, The

Synopsis:
a Drama about two brothers; Vit and Tim. It's the last day of Vit's life. He decides to visit his brother, Tim, who has long been committed to a mental institution. Vit seeks absolution from his brother for abandoning him after their mother died.

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1st Produced:
Tribeca Lab, NYC    1995

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Tribeca Lab

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Short Stuff Vi: Awakenings

Synopsis:
the Barrow Group theatre Company finishes their 23rd anniversary Season with their sixth festival featuring a collection of New York and World Premiere short plays centered around a single theme. the program includes new works by Jon Marans, Lisa ebersole, Mark Borkowski, Cathy Tempelsman, John Yearley, Rich Stone, Craig allan Pospisil, and Jay Rehak.
- nytheatre.com

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1st Produced:
Barrow Group
312 West 36th Street, 3rd floor, New York, NY 10018    17 Jul 2010

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Genre:
short play

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Suicide, Inc

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1st Produced:
Walnut Street Theatre    1986

Organisations:
Shadow Keeper Productions

1st Published:
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Twilight's Child

Synopsis:
Grieving parents revisit a Diner where they used to take their dead son. they attempt to deal with their guilt, sorrow and a macabre ritual that horrifies everyone.
- press release

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part of 4 Aduts Only

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Valentino's Wing

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1st Produced:
Actors Studio Playwright/Director's Festival, NY (Staged Reading)    21 Oct 2009

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Within the Skins Of Saints,

Synopsis:
a girl on the edge of a subway platform. a man on his way to work. What does it take to get her away from the edge. . . or to keep him from jumping with her?
- press release

Notes:
part of 4 Aduts Only

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Genre:
One act

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