Mark Jay Rosen

Mark Jay Rosen

Mark Jay Rosen lives and writes in Olympia, Washington. His plays include "Heart's Desire Motel" (Finalist, 2018-19 Reva Shiner Comedy Award; Runner Up, 2018 Robert J. Pickering Award for Playwriting Excellence), “ME 3” (1st Place, 2018 McLaren Comedy Playwriting Competition, Midland Community Theatre, Midland, Texas; 1st Place, 2017 Robert J. Pickering Award for Playwriting Excellence, Branch...
Mark Jay Rosen lives and writes in Olympia, Washington. His plays include "Heart's Desire Motel" (Finalist, 2018-19 Reva Shiner Comedy Award; Runner Up, 2018 Robert J. Pickering Award for Playwriting Excellence), “ME 3” (1st Place, 2018 McLaren Comedy Playwriting Competition, Midland Community Theatre, Midland, Texas; 1st Place, 2017 Robert J. Pickering Award for Playwriting Excellence, Branch County Community Theater, Coldwater, Michigan), "New Lines" (2017 Fast & Furious Festival, Stage Left Theater, Spokane Washington), “A Place Like Home” (Semi-finalist, 2015 5th Annual Neil Simon Festival New Play Contest), “Long End of the Stick” (Finalist, 2014-15 Reva Shiner Comedy Award Contest; Semi-Finalist, 2014 4th Annual Neil Simon Festival New Play Contest), “The Art Collectors” (Finalist, 2014 Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival One-Act Play Contest), “Pillar of the Community” (Semi-finalist, 2014 Driftwood Players 5th Annual Festival of Shorts, Edmonds, Washington), “New Exit” (Semi-Finalist, 2013 Drury University One-Act Playwriting Competition), and “The Mediation” (Mary Blanton Creson Prize for Exceptional Potential, 2013 Method and Madness Playwriting Competition, Denton Texas Community Theatre). Mark is a graduate of Columbia College in New York and Rutgers Law School, and is a member of the Dramatists Guild.

Plays

  • Heart's Desire Motel
    Two couples who are best friends. Two college-age cyborgs. A narcissist politician and his wife. All end up in a sleazy motel room after one of the husbands makes a crude pass at his best friend’s wife. Confusion reigns as the wives seek to settle the score with their husbands, the cyborgs worship their creator by making him their sex slave, and the narcissist politician thinks it’s all about him. (Finalist...
    Two couples who are best friends. Two college-age cyborgs. A narcissist politician and his wife. All end up in a sleazy motel room after one of the husbands makes a crude pass at his best friend’s wife. Confusion reigns as the wives seek to settle the score with their husbands, the cyborgs worship their creator by making him their sex slave, and the narcissist politician thinks it’s all about him. (Finalist, 2018-19 Reva Shiner Comedy Award; Runner Up, 2018 Robert J. Pickering Award for Playwriting Excellence.)
  • Me 3
    Freud believed that the psyche is made of three parts—the Id, Ego and Super-Ego—each contributing to create the whole person. What if we were to separate ourselves into this trio? What if this trio is at cross purposes? Imagine your inner self at war with who you love, how you live, or your goals in life. Meet Jim, a college psych major focused on end-of-school exams. Meet Sylvia, his demanding girlfriend of...
    Freud believed that the psyche is made of three parts—the Id, Ego and Super-Ego—each contributing to create the whole person. What if we were to separate ourselves into this trio? What if this trio is at cross purposes? Imagine your inner self at war with who you love, how you live, or your goals in life. Meet Jim, a college psych major focused on end-of-school exams. Meet Sylvia, his demanding girlfriend of one year who orchestrates her own engagement to Jim. Fast forward to a hit on the head and all of a sudden Jim splits into his Id, Ego and Super-Ego. Chaos ensues as his Super-Ego and Id go out into the world with their own agendas. Winner of the 2018 McLaren Comedy Playwriting Competition, Midland Community Theatre, Midland, Texas, and the 2017 Robert J. Pickering Award for Playwriting Excellence, Branch County Community Theatre, Coldwater, Michigan. Reviewed at: http://www.thedailyreporter.com/news/20170303/me3-premieres-at-tibbits
  • The Art Collectors
    Miriam is the owner of a souvenir store in southern Maine who lives off the beaten path, a little too far from the well-traveled coastal route to cash in on the summer tourist invasion. Since her husband’s death, she is desperately in need of cash to repair her store, and resorts to deception to sell her “art.” Jake, an art dealer from New York on the look-out for undervalued art treasures for his gallery,...
    Miriam is the owner of a souvenir store in southern Maine who lives off the beaten path, a little too far from the well-traveled coastal route to cash in on the summer tourist invasion. Since her husband’s death, she is desperately in need of cash to repair her store, and resorts to deception to sell her “art.” Jake, an art dealer from New York on the look-out for undervalued art treasures for his gallery, finds his way to Miriam’s shop and finds an undiscovered gem. Using Freud’s model of the Ego, Id, and Super-Ego, The Art Collectors uncovers Miriam’s and Jake’s innermost thoughts and desires. Finalist, Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival One-Act Play Contest, 2014.