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Mark Schultz

MARK SCHULTZ

  (1975 - )

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    Creative Artists Agency NY  

Recent plays include: Deathbed (Apparition Productions); Everything Will Be Different or A Brief History of Helen of Troy (Soho Rep/True Love Productions) for which he won the 2005 Oppenheimer Award and the 2006 Kesselring Prize; Polar Bear (Birmingham Rep, UK) Gift (Rising Phoenix Rep / NY Fringe Festival). Everything Will Be Different was produced by the Actors Touring Company with Theatre Royal Plymouth under the title A Brief History of Helen of Troy at the Soho Theatre in London after a UK tour. Other plays include Magic Kingdom; Brightness; the Gingerbread House. He has been commissioned by Playwrights Horizons, MTC (Sloan Commission), Birmingham Rep, StageFARM, and the Exchange. Readings and workshops: MCC Theater; the Vineyard; Rattlestick; MTC; New York Theater Workshop; the Public; Studio Dante; Woolly Mammoth. He was selected for a 2006 Royal Court Residency. His work is published by Oberon, Dramatists Play Service, and Smith & Kraus and was featured in Francis Ford Coppola's Zoetrope magazine. He is a member of Rising Phoenix Rep, and is coordinator of MCC Theater's Playwrights' Coalition. He holds an MFA in playwriting from Columbia University.

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

        Blackest Shore, The         Brief History Of Helen Of Troy, The         Brightness         Ceremony         Deathbed         Depression, The         Everything Will Be Different         Gift         Gingerbread House, The         Magic Kingdom         Polar Bear         We Have the Music



Blackest Shore, The

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Brief History Of Helen Of Troy, The

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A provocative insight into the politics of beauty and the helter-skelter world of adolescence. Charlotte is fifteen. She wants to be beautiful like her late mother. She wants to have a face that launched a thousand ships - she decides to become a porn star. Her guidance counsellor Gary won't help. Or will he? Her grief-stricken dad is too drunk to notice. Her best friend Heather thinks it's just a case of using the right product - "Read the Label and Apply."

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the UK production And tour retained the original title. the tour ended with A long run At the Soho theatre in London

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Actors Touring Company and Drum Theatre Royal Plymouth

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Brightness

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Ceremony

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Commissioned and written specifically for the moody and extremely intimate close quarters in the basement space of downtown restaurant Jimmy's No. 43, this new play by Mark Schultz is about two boys from different families who meet on the eve of the wedding that will make them brothers. As they test the boundaries of acceptance and innocence, life after the ceremony hangs in the balance.
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1st Produced:
Seventh Street Small Stage, 43 East 7th Street, New York, NY 10003    16 Sep 2010

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Rising Phoenix Repertory

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Deathbed

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Martha has cancer and demands attention. Danny doesn't want to deal. Thomas has things he'd like to forget. Steven loves too much. Susan feels betrayed. Martin is confused. And Ian wants to know what death is really like. Standing at the intersection of death, desire, memory, and disease, how can we reasonably articulate our own pain in the face of another's suffering? Maybe it's best just to read a book. And have a sandwich.

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1st Produced:
Mcginn Cazale Theater, NYC    2008

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Apparition Productions

1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY, 2009   978-0822223344

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Depression, The

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part of the Spring Fling: My Best/Worst Date Ever

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Irt, 154 Christopher Street, 3rd Floor, NY    26 Apr 2012

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F*IT Club

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Everything Will Be Different

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Teenage Charlotte's beautiful mother is dead, and in the midst of her own grief and her father's unwillingness to cope, she turns for comfort to the story of Helen of Troy, convinced that beauty, desire and fame can help her bring her mother back and punish the world that took her away in the first place. Getting beauty tips from her popular friend, seeking career advice on how to be a porn star from a guidance counselor who may or may not be having an affair with her, and searching for love from the football jock who may barely even knows she exists, Charlotte finds herself searching in fantasy for what she cannot find in reality, and ends up destroying the life and dreams of perhaps the only friend she ever really had. But in the depths of pain, she comes to discover an unexpected grace

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Everything Will Be Different was the title of the play when produced in America. the original title was A Brief History of Helen of Troy

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True Love Productions & Soho Rep

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Dramatists Play Service, NY, 2006   -

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full length Play/Drama

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Gift

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It's Sylvie's birthday, and Larry has bought her a present: a beautiful young hustler. But Sylvie, a pre-op transsexual, finds that she can't quite accept the gift. Perhaps beauty is only for other people after all.

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Originally produced with Rising Phoenix And Singularity At Manhattan theatre Source.

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Gingerbread House, The

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Brian and Stacey want a better life, the life they deserve. But what they're willing to do to get it will ultimately tear them apart.

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the StageFARM

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Dramatists Play Service, NY, 2010   978-0822224044

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Magic Kingdom

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Polar Bear

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Stuart is looking for a way out. He wants a home. But between fixing everything his mother breaks, cleaning pools, and taking up root every time one of his mother's lovers leaves her, he's finding the going difficult. Until someone offers him a glass of water and opens the door to the desperate possibility of finding a place to belong.

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the play is A 25 minute one-person show commissioned by Birmingham Rep for the 2007 Generation Festival.

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We Have the Music

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Part of the Spring Fling: 8 Brand New Plays. F*It Club presents A program of eight new short plays: French Toast And Parsley by Brooke Berman, Drunk by Bekah Brunstetter, A Short, Sad Biography of the Magician's Assistant by Ashlin Halfnight, Our Trip to Ohio by Greg Keller, Minotaur Scavenger Huntby Caroline V. McGraw, Come Here by Isaac Oliver, We Have the Music by Mark Schultz, And If by Anna Ziegler.

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Irt, 154 Christopher Street #3B    21 Apr 2011

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