Mark Scharf's plays have appeared across the USA and internationally. Scharf’s plays Off the Grid, Like White on Rice and Wilderness are published by Brooklyn Publishing and his plays Memory Garden, The Machine and his adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein are published by Pioneer Drama. His plays Get Stuffed, Lizard Brains and Keeping Faith are published by Original Works Publishing and his play Replay is published by Heurer Publishing.
A monologue from Mark’s play The Mean Reds is published in One on One: The Best Men’s Monologues for the Twenty-First Century by Applause Books. Also, a monologue from his play Last Night at the Owl Bar appears in the 2009 The Theatre Audition Book 2 and a monologue from his play The Whispers of Saints appears in the 2011 Volume 3, Young Women's Monologues from Contemporary Plays, both published by Meriwether Publishing, Ltd.
Scharf is a two-time O'Neill Semi-finalist (2012 & 2012) and the Runner-up in the 2012 Piccolo Spoleto Festival's Todd McNerney Playwriting Award. Scharf was selected as a Playlab Playwright for the 2010 Great Plains Theatre Conference. His other awards include the 2009 Maryland State Theatre Festival's Award for Best Original Script, the 2008 Robert J. Pickering Award for Playwriting Excellence, the 2006 Arts and Letters Prize in Drama, selected by Gary Garrison, 2nd Place in the Hinton Battle Theatre Lab’s 2005 Reading Works Series, both the 1st Place Best Play and 1st Place Best Production Awards in the 2002 Baltimore Playwrights Festival and three Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowships in Playwriting (1989, 1993 and 2005).
Scharf teaches Playwriting at the University of Mary Washington and is a member of the Dramatists Guild.
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