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MARC PALMIERI

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Marc is a playwright, screenwriter, actor, director and professor living in NYC.

 

His plays include Poor Fellas, Carl The Second, Levittown, and The Groundling, all of which premiered in New York and are published by Dramatists Play Service, Inc. 


Portions of his plays are included in the 2002 and 2007 and 2015 editions of the Smith & Kraus anthologies The Best Stage Scenes and The Best Stage Monologues for Men. The Groundling was workshopped and presented at South Coast Repertory's 2012 NewSCRipts Series and at The Lark Play Development Center, NYC. Marc directed the 2015 world premiere at Axis Co. in NYC. Theatremania called the show "One of the surprise downtown gems of the season." Levittown's 2009 production at Theatre at Saint Clements  was named a NY Times "Critic's Pick." 

Marc is also twice published in Fiction Magazine (Issue 59 and the upcoming Issue 64, Fall 2019) and has a short play, Little Mom, in 10-Minute Plays for Kids published by Applause Books. His collection of middle school plays, S(cool) Days, will be published by Brooklyn Publishers in time for their 2020-2021 catalogue. A monologue S(cool) Days will appear in Applause-Limelight's 100 Monologues From New Plays - Women (2020).


As an actor, Marc has worked with Axis Company, Classic Stage Company, The Culture Project, The Directors Company, Tectonic Theatre Project and many others. He played the lead role in David Maquiling's critically acclaimed feature film Too Much Sleep, which was distributed theatrically by Shooting Gallery, Inc. in 2001, by Starz Encore for TV and nominated for an IFP Spirit Award in 2002. He has done national commercials for Verizon, Toyota, Macy's, Heineken, Burger King, Microsoft, NY Lottery, Nike, Pizza Hut and others. Marc is a vested member of Actors Equity and SAG-AFTRA. He is a company member of Axis Company, a founding member of The Cliplight Theatre, and made his directorial debut at the SoHo Playhouse with Mark Jay Mirsky's Mother Hubbard's Cupboard, part of the 2007 New York International Fringe Festival.

Marc wrote the screenplay for Miramax Films' Telling You, starring Peter Facinelli and Jennifer Love Hewitt. He directed a short film version of Shakespeare's Sonnet #138 for The Shakespeare Exchange's Sonnet Project and currently writes and directs the webseries The Thing at www.theplayis.com

Marc is a full-time core faculty member at the School of Liberal Arts at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY. Also, since 2011 Marc is a Guest Faculty member teaching playwriting , screenwriting and dramatic adaptation in the Creative Writing MFA Program at The City College of New York. Also at CCNY since 2006, he has taught playwriting, creative writing, modern and postmodern drama, Shakespeare, advanced fiction and world humanities for the undergraduate English Department. 

Marc received a B.A. in Speech, Communications and Theatre Arts from Wake Forest University (where he attended on an athletic scholarship) and both an M.A. and M.F.A. in  Creative Writing from The City College of New York.

In 1989 he was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft out of high school. He served as varsity pitching coach at Chaminade High School in Mineola, NY, coaching for 14 years. He still manages to coach baseball.
 

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