Mark Howard Medoff

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General Information

Name: Mark Howard Medoff

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction

Born: 1940 in Mount Carmel, Illinois

Website: N/A

Email: N/A

Illinois Connection

Medoff was born in Mt. Carmel, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

In 1967, while working as an instructor at the Capitol Radio Engineering Institute in Washington, D.C., he wrote his first play, The Wager. His first play to be staged in New York City was When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder?, which won him the 1974 Drama Desk and Obie Awards for Outstanding New Playwright. Medoff's big breakthrough and most famous work was 1980s Children of a Lesser God, which won him the Tony, Drama Desk, and Laurence Olivier Awards for Best Play. Mark Medoff, has been an actor, director, and playwright and has taught English at New Mexico State University.

Published Works

  • Kringle's Widow, Dramatists Play Service, 1994
  • Children of a Lesser God, Dramatists Play Service, 1998
  • When You Comin' Back Red Ryder, Dramatists Play Service, 1998
  • The Wager, Dramatists Play Service, 1998
  • The City of Joy, New Market Press, 2010

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Kringle's Window - Acting Edition

ISBN: 0822213567
Release Date: 1994-10-01

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Children of a Lesser God.

ISBN: 0822202034
Release Date: 1998-01

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When You Comin' Back Red Ryder?.

ISBN: 0822212404
Release Date: 1998-01

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Literary Awards

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

Mark Howard Medoff on WorldCat

Mark Howard Medoff on Amazon


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