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Mark Mc Quown

MARK MC QUOWN

  

Nationality:    USA
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Mark Mc Quown is an award winning/Produced playwright/Screenwriter "PJ" the film, starring John Heard, Vincent Pastore, Robert Picardo and Hallie Kate Eisenberg is now available on Netflix and Blockbuster. This film is partially based on Mc Quown's play, PJ.Mark has been honored as a Quarter Finalist in the 1997 Chesterfield Screenwriting Fellowship with "Pier 21", as a Semi-Finalist in the 1998 Chesterfield Screenwriting Fellowship with "The China Tiger" and a Quarter Finalist in the 2000-2001 Scriptapalooza with "Jane, The Legend of Mountain Charley" and "Graduate School" , named the fourth place winner in The 2006 Winter Script Network Contest in Los Angeles. Mr. Mc Quowns produced plays include PJ; voted Best New Play in Colorado and winner of The Colorado First Annual Playwright's Festival with a production in Littleton, Colorado, 1984, The String Game was presented at Nomad's Playhouse in Boulder, Colorado in the middle 1980's and The Keys To The Kingdom was presented with critical success by Theatre Unlimited in North Hollywood in 1997 as a Dramalogue critics 'Pick of The Week' with a respectable review in the Los Angeles Times. The Theatre Department of Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, California produced Mark's new play, A Contemporary Christmas Carol,, to sold out audiences in December of 2008.Mark Mc Quown has worked as a professional educator in the Theatre Departments of The University of Colorado at Boulder, California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California , Pasadena City College, Scripps College in Claremont, California, Santiago Canyon College in Orange, California and Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, California. Mark is a long time member of the Screen Actor's Guild/AFTRA in Los Angeles, Actor's Equity in New York City along with The New York Dramatist Guild.

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

        Angels, The Ninth Order         Comtemporary Christmas Carol, A         Dragula         Homecoming, The         Keys To The Kingdom, The         P.J.



Angels, The Ninth Order

Synopsis:
The play takes place in Heaven in a location called The Way Station. The story has eight characters; four men and four women, whose ages range from ten, (or a woman who looks ten), up to the mid-sixties with Wendell the mechanic. In the first act, Angel Pledges are dropped into the Way Station through a crude chute or tube offstage and unseen. They hit the floor backstage and then roll through the red curtains separated by white sheers and join the slowly growing crowd of Angels-to-be on the cloud and sky painted floor. The first Act is an introduction to the characters who persistently ask questions about when they will become Angels and what is the process but they get few answers causing the pledges to come together as a unit. In Act Two, the unit begins to form a plan of action since it seems that God is too busy at the moment to give this new group any attention. As the Act moves forward, the plan of escape is slowly fine-tuned and at the very end, the new group of pledges jumps off the cloud and returns to Earth

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Genre:
Dramedy

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Male:  4            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Comtemporary Christmas Carol, A

Synopsis:
In modern day Beverly Hills, high powered Talent and Literary agent Elgin Scroge goes about his daily business running the shop with his one employee, Bob Cricket. It is the Christmas season of the year and Bob wants to leave early so he can buy Christmas presents for his family and Elgin finally lets him go with comments about how Elgin is left again to run the business. The day turns to night and Elgin, who lives in his agency, pulls out the Murphy bed and prepares to go to sleep. In the middle of the night he is wakened by sounds from the Spirit of Christmas past played by a puppet. The spirit takes Elgin back in time and allows him to see how the past has formed his present situation.The play follows the Dickens story with the Spirit of Christmas present and Christmas future, both puppets, bringing Elgin's life to a full circle and making him realize that he has not been the man he thought he was. The play is an updated version of, A Christmas Carol, including most of the cast from the original story.

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This play has been previously produced using puppets for all the ghosts.

1st Produced:
The Theatre Department Of Saddlebac K College In Mission Viejo,    

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The Theatre Department of Saddleback College in Mission Viejo,

1st Published:
Off The Wall Plays, August 17, 2013   

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Genre:
drama

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  12-32 actors in total.

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Dragula

Synopsis:
Dragula lives in Bran Castle, Transylvania, Romania with a coven of vampires and they live off of the stray tourist who gets lost now and then in the castle walls. Jordan and Melissa are a young couple on their pre-honey moon, visiting Bran Castle. Dragula discovers them, falls in love with Jordan and in the end, must send them back to America because he is losing his title as head vampire and needs his home more than he needs the relationship.

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[reading] Los Angeles Theatre Festival     02 Oct 2015

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Genre:
Gay/Lesbian musical

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Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  4

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Homecoming, The

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Center of the World Fest     2014

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Keys To The Kingdom, The

Synopsis:
Sandy and Sylvia live together in Sandy's house even though she has her own apartment. They are the up and coming new rich of America but their lives are so caught up in their work that they don't even realize that a homeless man has followed Sandy home because Sandy left his keys at the local news stand where Otis hangs out. Otis is a homeless black man whose background is shaded and hidden. After weeks in the attic room, he has added on in Sandy's house, Otis is discovered by the maid who becomes very attracted to him. At the close of act one, everyone knows something is going on in the house and finally Otis enters and introduces himself as their live-in man who is now suing since he was hurt falling on the front porch. In the end, everyone has to leave because some of the big, old firms have found out that Otis has surfaced and they want him, alive. This is a comic, television style look at how fast society is going, what we are doing with homelessness as an issue, sex, trust and who really has the better life, the homeless or the mortgage payers going belly up, in a market that raises and falls on a dime? The story is fast and imitates television sit-coms in its rhythmic structure. The play imitates television and satirizes it at the same time. The story was written as a spoof on television sitcom madness. This is an award-winning/produced play, produced at Theater Unlimited in Hollywood, California. Four characters, one set and one funny story.

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Theater Unlimited, Hollywood, CA     1997

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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P.J.

Synopsis:
Two cars collide and P.J. rescues a small child trapped in one of them. When he wakes up he believes it was a dream. He is in a hospital in a strait jacket with no memory of who he is or where he is

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Genre:
Drama

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Male:  3            Female:  1            Other:  -

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