Marshall Botvinick

Marshall Botvinick

Marshall Botvinick is a playwright, dramaturg, and theater educator. He is currently a full-time lecturer at UNC Wilmington. His plays have been developed at South Carolina Repertory Company and the Mid-America Theater Conference. He has also been a finalist for the Todd McNerney Playwriting Contest and Georgia College of Arts & Letters Prize as well as a semifinalist for the Eugene O'Neill National...
Marshall Botvinick is a playwright, dramaturg, and theater educator. He is currently a full-time lecturer at UNC Wilmington. His plays have been developed at South Carolina Repertory Company and the Mid-America Theater Conference. He has also been a finalist for the Todd McNerney Playwriting Contest and Georgia College of Arts & Letters Prize as well as a semifinalist for the Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference. He holds an M.F.A. in Dramaturgy from the A.R.T./MXAT Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University.

Plays

  • The Hero and the Scholar
    Robert Malone has been a university professor for nearly three decades. But when one of his students mentions his lectures in a suicide note, he finds himself fighting for both his job and his innocence. Yet he can't help but wonder: Did I cause this? Are my words the reason a young man died?
  • The Henchman's Son
    After a detective informs Teri that her husband Doug has been using his storage facility to help traffic drugs, Teri's world comes apart at the seams. Set in 1992, The Henchman's Son is a period family drama that looks at how Teri, her son Casey, and her best friend Denise cope with the fallout of Doug's crime. Over the course of the play, Teri falls deeper into despair and substance abuse while...
    After a detective informs Teri that her husband Doug has been using his storage facility to help traffic drugs, Teri's world comes apart at the seams. Set in 1992, The Henchman's Son is a period family drama that looks at how Teri, her son Casey, and her best friend Denise cope with the fallout of Doug's crime. Over the course of the play, Teri falls deeper into despair and substance abuse while trying to remain a support system for her son, a precocious ten-year-old obsessed with the crime fighting game Where in the U.S.A. Is Carmen Sandiego? As the play moves toward its climax, Teri's relationships with Casey and Denise unravel as the police are closing in on her husband.