Mark St. Germain
Mark has written the plays CAMPING WITH HENRY AND TOM (Outer Critics Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award), OUT OF GAS ON LOVER’S LEAP and FORGIVING TYPHOID MARY (Time Magazine’s “Year’s Ten Best”) , EARS ON A BEATLE and THE GOD COMMITTEE, all published by Samuel French and Dramatist Play Service. With Randy Courts, he has written the musicals 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. Mark’s musical, STAND BY YOUR MAN, The Tammy Wynette Story was created for Nashville’s Ryman Theater. Television credits include Writer and Creative Consultant for THE COSBY SHOW. He co-wrote the screenplay for Carroll Ballard’s Warner Brothers film, DUMA. Mark directed and co-produced the upcoming documentary, MY DOG An Unconditional Love Story, featuring, Richard Gere, Glenn Close and Edward Albee among many others. Mark has written the children’s book, THREE CUPS. 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 a Board Member of the Barrington Stage Company. He was awarded the “New Voices In American Theatre” award at the William Inge Theatre Festival.
Composer/lyricist Randy Courts collaborated with playwright/lyricist Mark St.Germain on the musicals THE GIFTS OF THE MAGI (ten consecutive seasons at the Lambs Theater, two national tours, over 200 productions worldwide); JOHNNY PYE AND THE FOOLKILLER (Lambs Theater, AT&T New Plays Of The Nineties Award); JOSEPH AND MARY (Los Angeles, Dallas, Indianapolis and in concert in New York starring Kris Kristofferson); JACK’S HOLIDAY (Playwrights Horizons, 3 Outer Critics Circle Award nominations, including Best Musical); THE BOOK OF THE DUN COW (10th anniversary of The New Harmony Project); and THE GINGERBREAD HOUSE (Playwrights Horizons, commission from Playwrights Horizons and Dreamworks). Mr. Courts and Mr. St. Germain also contributed songs to the review A… MY NAME IS STILL ALICE and to Cass Morgan’s TRUE HOME. Mr. Courts collaborated with author Walter Wangerin Jr. on the Christmas oratorio ANGELS AND ALL CHILDREN, and they are currently finishing POTTER, an opera based on the book of the same title by Wangerin. This summer, Mr. Courts is set to collaborate with writer Will Osborne on a musical adaptation of THE MAGIC TREE HOUSE, a popular children’s book series by Mary Pope Osborne. Mr. Courts is a member of the Dramatists Guild and a regular participant at the New Harmony Project. His work has been published by Dramatists Play Service, Samuel French, Fireside Theatre, Augsburg Fortress Publishing and The Dramatic Publishing Company.