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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Mark Howard Medoff  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1940 in Mount Carmel, Illinois

-- Mark Howard Medoff on WorldCat --

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 Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Kringle's Window - Acting Edition
ISBN: 0822213567

Dramatists Play Service, Inc.. 1994

Children of a Lesser God. (Acting Edition for Theater Productions)
ISBN: 0822202034

Dramatists Play Service, Inc.. 1998

A passionate love develops between a special education teacher and his beautiful deaf student.

When You Comin' Back Red Ryder?.
ISBN: 0822212404

Dramatists Play Service, Inc.. 1998

Book by Mark Medoff, Medoff, Mark

The Wager.
ISBN: 0822212145

Dramatists Play Service, Inc.. 1998

Book by Mark Medoff, Medoff, Mark

City of Joy: The Illustrated Story of the Film (Newmarket Pictorial Moviebook)
ISBN: 1557041253

Newmarket Press. 1999

Describes the making of the film "City of Joy" and includes behind-the-scenes photographs

Speaking Engagements

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