Sam Marks


Sam Marks, playwright: World Premieres include The Delling Shore (Humana Festival), The Old Masters (Steppenwolf), The Joke (Studio Dante, directed by Sam Gold) and Cells (Huntington Summer Workshop). Other NYC productions include: Brack's Last Bachelor Party (59 E. 59th), Nelson (Partial Comfort Productions), and Craft (The Flea). 

Sam is writing the book for a musical based on Steve Earle’s album Washington Square Serenade. He attended the 2016 Sundance Theater Lab in Morocco to present his play, White Lightning. He collaborated with Simon McBurney and Theater Complicite on their most recent show, The Kid Stays in the Picture. He is under commission from Playwrights Horizons, and is a playwriting fellow at the Huntington Theater. 

He was the 2015 recipient of the A.R. Gurney playwriting award. His plays have received workshops at The Atlantic Theater, Manhattan Theater Club, New York Theater Workshop, New York Stage and Film, The Rattlestick, and many other theaters. Sam completed a pilot for HBO produced by Steve Buscemi and Stanley Tucci and he developed a series with Phillip Seymour Hoffman for CBS studios. He is currently developing a TV series produced by eOne entertainment. His work is available from Samuel French and Playscripts, Inc. 

He teaches playwriting at Harvard University.

Artist Chosen Interview:

The Space in Between: When Cultures Collide

Creative Resources:

German Playwright Franz Kroetz, Harold Pinter, Caryl Churchill, Louise Bourgeois, and James Baldwin