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dramaturg , playwriting educator

Mark John Bly, American playwright, educator. Member Literary Managers and Dramaturgs American (regional vice president 1989-1990, vice president for communications 1991-1992, chairman board 2001-2005).

Background

Bly, Mark John was born on February 1, 1949 in Sioux Falls, South Dakot. Son of Myrle S. and Lois L. Bly.

Education

Bachelor, University of Minnesota, 1974;Master of Arts, Boston College, 1977;Master of Fine Arts, Yale University, 1980.

Career

Script reader Yale Repertory Theater, New Haven, 1977-1980, associate artistic director, 1992—2004. Associate literary manager Arena Stage, Washington, 1980-1981, senior dramaturg, since 2004, director new play development series, since 2005. Dramaturg, literary manager The Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, 1981-1989.

Artistic associate, dramaturg Seattle Repertory Theatre, 1989-1992. Co-chair dramaturgy and dramatic criticism department Yale School Drama, New Haven, 1992-1997, chair playwriting department, 1992—2004.

Works

Membership

Member Literary Managers and Dramaturgs American (regional vice president 1989-1990, vice president for communications 1991-1992, chairman board 2001-2005).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: paleontology.

Connections

Son of and Lois L. Bly.

father:
Myrle S.

mother:
Lois L. Bly