MARK ST GERMAIN

MARK ST GERMAIN

Bio: MARK ST. GERMAIN

Mark has written the plays FREUD’S LAST SESSION (Off-Broadway Alliance Best Play), BECOMING DR. RUTH, CAMPING WITH HENRY AND TOM (Outer Critics Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award), OUT OF GAS ON LOVER’S LEAP, BEST OF ENEMIES and FORGIVING TYPHOID MARY (Time Magazine’s “Year’s Ten Best”) , EARS ON A BEATLE, THE GOD COMMITTEE and OUT OF GAS ON LOVER’S LEAP. His play...
Bio: MARK ST. GERMAIN

Mark has written the plays FREUD’S LAST SESSION (Off-Broadway Alliance Best Play), BECOMING DR. RUTH, CAMPING WITH HENRY AND TOM (Outer Critics Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award), OUT OF GAS ON LOVER’S LEAP, BEST OF ENEMIES and FORGIVING TYPHOID MARY (Time Magazine’s “Year’s Ten Best”) , EARS ON A BEATLE, THE GOD COMMITTEE and OUT OF GAS ON LOVER’S LEAP. His play DANCING LESSONS premiered in August, 2014 at the Barrington
Stage Company in the Berkshires and his latest play, RELATIVITY, will be presented this Spring at the Florida Studio Theater .

Mark co-wrote the screenplay for Carroll Ballard’s Warner Brothers film, DUMA. He directed and co-produced the documentary, MY DOG, An Unconditional Love Story. MY DOG features Richard Gere, Lynn Redgrave and Glenn Close among many others Television credits include Writer and Creative Consultant for THE COSBY SHOW, and Dick Wolf’s LIFESTORIES and CRIME AND PUNISHMENT.

With Randy Courts, he has written the internationally produced musical THE GIFTS OF THE MAGI, JOHNNY PYE AND THE FOOLKILLER, winner of an AT&T “New Plays For The Nineties Award” and JACK’S HOLIDAY at Playwrights Horizons. His musical, STAND BY YOUR MAN, The Tammy Wynette Story was created for Nashville’s Ryman Theater and has toured nationally. He co-wrote the libretto for Charles Strouse’s AMERICAN TRAGEDY.

Mark wrote the children’s book THREE CUPS, illustrated by April Willy, published by Thomas Crown. He is an alumnus of New Dramatists, where he was given the Joe A. Callaway Award, a member of the Dramatists Guild, the Writer’s Guild East and an Associate Artist of the Barrington Stage Company. He was awarded the “New Voices In American Theatre” award at the William Inge Theatre Festival.
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Plays

  • GEORGE WASHINGTON'S TEETH
    A five woman farce, GEORGE WASHINGTON'S TEETH tells the story of a small town museum struggling to keep alive by acquiring a new exhibit.
    Discovering a set of locally made teeth for Washington, they find more about their history, and themselves, than they ever expected.
  • DANCING LESSONS
    A brilliant expert on climate change asks the Broadway dancer in his apartment compex for one dancing lesson - something fast and over quickly - because he can't be touched.
  • BECOMING DR. RUTH
    The surprising and inspirational story of Dr. Ruth Westheimer from the Kindertransport to her National Fame.
  • SCOTT AND HEM
    The final meeting of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway at the Garden of Allah.
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    SCOTT AND HEM REVIEW QUOTES
    Probably no one can mine the drama found in encounters between historical figures better than playwright Mark St. Germain.
    SPRINGFIELD ARTS EXAMINER

    With SCOTT AND HEM IN THE GARDEN OF ALLAH we can add another play of his to...
    The final meeting of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway at the Garden of Allah.
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    SCOTT AND HEM REVIEW QUOTES
    Probably no one can mine the drama found in encounters between historical figures better than playwright Mark St. Germain.
    SPRINGFIELD ARTS EXAMINER

    With SCOTT AND HEM IN THE GARDEN OF ALLAH we can add another play of his to those which bring us new perspectives about familiar characters. Once again the playwright turbo-charges our imaginations.
    BROADWAY WORLD

    The morning after an evening of devastating drama I’m trying to settle my nerves and recover from a theatrical hangover.
    BERKSHIRE FINE ARTS

    ''SCOTT AND HEM IN THE GARDEN OF ALLAH'' IS A CONVERSATIONAL ''WAR'' BETWEEN TWO FAMOUS WRITERS -- AN EMOTIONALLY TAUT AND FUNNY DRAMA... WBRK


    The obvious comparison is to St. Germain’s biggest hit Freud’s Last Session, for which he imagined a meeting between the titular psychoanalyst and C. S. Lewis. But whereas that play pitted the two academic types in a series of parries and responses on philosophical musings about the existence of God (or not), with little on the line in their personal relationship, this new play finds its central characters locking horns… with the sense that their lives depend on it. This time there are (metaphorical) blood and guts on the floor.
    RURAL INTELLIGENCE








  • THE FABULOUS LIPITONES
    When one of the four members of THE FABULOUS LIPITONES Barbershop Quartet dies during a competition singing a high "C", the remaining men recruit another singer for the championship sing off - "Bob", the Mechanic from an unrevealed country, who they suspect could be a terrorist.

    “THE FABULOUS LIPITONES” by John Markus and Mark St. Germain CONQUERS BOTH COASTS….
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    When one of the four members of THE FABULOUS LIPITONES Barbershop Quartet dies during a competition singing a high "C", the remaining men recruit another singer for the championship sing off - "Bob", the Mechanic from an unrevealed country, who they suspect could be a terrorist.

    “THE FABULOUS LIPITONES” by John Markus and Mark St. Germain CONQUERS BOTH COASTS….

    Productions at Taproot Theater, Seattle, George Street Playhouse, New Jersey,
    Theatrical Outfit, Atlanta, Penguin Rep, Stony Point New York, Wellfleet Theater,
    Cape Cod, Goodspeed Playhouse, Colony Theatre, Burbank………

    “FORGET THE ODD COUPLE. THIS IS THE ODD QUARTET”, Cape Cod Times
    “The production is a joy to watch both because it’s fun and lighthearted, but at the same time maintains a sophisticated sensitivity and speaks intelligently of perhaps the biggest social question of not just today, but our entire nation’s history”, Provincetown Magazine

    “The world premiere of THE FABULOUS LIPITONES is sure to make the rounds at the best theaters around the country”, Pure Politics, Atlanta. “FABULOUS LIPITONES AT THEATRICAL OUTFIT A MUST SEE WITH HUMOR, HEART”, BROADWAY WORLD

    “Barbershop goes Bollywood, a song stuffed comedy”. NY TIMES
    "A summer bonbon in four part harmony”, The Journal News

    “A tuneful time”, Seattle Times, “There is a message, but it is clearly stated and swaddled in great humor. It’s kind of like eating ice cream and then finding out that they used soy milk or almond milk and healthy ingredients and you thought it tasted great anyway.” Seattle Gay News

    “The show is a fun, musical celebration of comedy and a loving tribute to the dying art of the barbershop quartet”, NJ FOOTLIGHTS “A very funny play that does a wonderful job of dealing with an important subject”, NJ STAGE


  • RELATIVITY
    In 1902 Albert and Mileva Einstein had a baby daughter.
    After 1904 she was never seen or spoken of again