Plays

 Mark Eisman has had two plays and one screenplay presented at the OíNeill National Playwrights Conference. His plays have been produced and workshopped at various regional theaters including the Magic Theater in San Francisco and Center Stage in Baltimore. THE GUY UPSTAIRS, which premiered at the Charlotte Repertory Theater, received a nomination for the Best New American Play award of the American Theater Critics Association. SIGHTLINES was the first full-length play published in The Kenyon Review. In 2001. his A PASSION FOR BRANDY was produced at the Y.E.S. Festival at Northern Kentucky University, He returned to Charlotte Repís New Plays Festival for the third time with SHOVE, which was also presented in the US West Theater Fest at The Denver Center Theater Company and at The Boston Theatre Works Unbound Festival. In 2003, he was in residence at Davidson College in North Carolina, workshopping PERFECT SIX. In 2004, his DODO FOR PRESIDENT premiered at Stage Q in Madison, Wisconsin. Mark wrote questions for JEOPARDY and scripts for childrenís TV programs including THE GREAT SPACE COASTER, READING RAINBOW and the RAMONA series for PBS. He has received two daytime Emmy nominations, a NY state playwriting fellowship, a Writers Guild screenwriting fellowship, the Beverly Hills Theater Guild/Julie Harris Playwriting Award, the Charles MacArthur Fellowship for comic writing (THE GUY UPSTAIRS screenplay) and a playwriting scholarship from Primary Stages theater. In 2005, The Road Theater in Los Angeles will present SHOVE and THE SMOKE AND ICE FOLLIES in repertory. FEASTING ON CARDIGANS will premiere at The Oberon theatre Ensemble in NY. He has recently completed two novels for children. Mark was born in Boston, lives in New York, and is a graduate of Northwestern University.