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Mark Troy has had over 40 major plays produced around the world including Desperation (Samuel French Short Play of the Year), Belladonna's of the Court(Five Valley Theatre League Awards including Best New Comedy, and published by Brooklyn Publishers), Century Village Boca, The Proposal, Birdy (All finalists at The Actors Theatre of Louisville Short Play Festival), Balloon (Chicago Dramatist Short Play Winner), Getting You Bupkus, The Misguided Production, and Shiksa, Join The Club (Malibu International Play Festival), Everyone I know (Los Angles Play Festival Winner), The Plot (Winner Riant Play Festival Week 1, New York and Winner SlamBoston, Best Play, Boston, MA.). Other plays include The Secret Nymph of New Hyde Park, New York Scenes, Peking Duck, Family Calamity, Aggravation and Avenues, How To Marry Your Stalker, at the Harrogate, England, and Sister Snell at the No-Ho Arts Festival. He has won the Claire Donaldson Prize for Playwrighting with his play Afterpiece. His plays have been seen in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, London, Australia, Scotland, and The Philippines. In film, Mark has projects in development at Columbia Pictures, Castle Rock Entertainment, and MGM. He has worked with Rob Reiner, Tom Hanks, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Robin Williams. Mark wrote an early draft of the The Guru with Heather Graham. His new feature Kid Friendly is being produced by Willie Kutner. Mark also does script doctoring for many film and TV shows. He also wrote the cult classic Zipperface. Mark has taught/lectured at Harbor College, Gettysburg College, Queens College, Learning Tree University, Universal Studios, Learning Annex, Celebrity Cruise Lines, Temecula Film Festival, Flatland Writer's Conference, the Burbank Schools, and many theater groups around the country. He is a member of the Writer's Guild of America and the Dramatist Guild of America.

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