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playwright , Performing company executive

Mark Landon Smith, American Playwright, performing company executive. Avocations: film, traveling M C. Active Foundation of Arts, Jonesboro, since 1989, social chairman, 1990-1991, secretary-treasurer, chairman 1990-1991, chair playfinding committee 1994-1995, 96-97, social chairman, 1995-1996. Member Dramatists Guild, Authors League American, Arkansas Theatre Association.

Background

Smith, Mark Landon was born on January 29, 1964 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, United States. Son of Jesse Murl and Sharon Marie (Lawless) Smith.

Education

Bachelor, Rhodes College, 1986. Postgraduate, Arkansas State University.

Career

Known as a comedy writer, with ten scripts published by Baker's /Samuel French, and Steele Spring Publishing, Drama Source and Contemporary Drama Service and includes three foreign translations, an Off-Broadway production, a film adaptation and numerous productions throughout the world annually. As actor he has appeared on stage, film and television. Film credits include Gordon Family Tree, Valley Inn, Mayfly, Neapolitan, Frog's Hair, Greater and Crossfire.

He served a producer for the films Dupont, Mississippi and The Man in the Trunk. Smith has appeared in regional theatres receiving nominations and wins for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Featured Actor, Best Set Design and Best Choreography. His script Christmas Carol High School'' is a 2012 AATE Distinguished Play Award nominee.

Achievements

  • He is the executive director of ARTS LIVE THEATRE, Co-Founder/Co-Producer of Ceramic Cow Productions and Co-Director, emcee and actor with Phunbags Comedy Improv. He is also the Founder and Co-Director of the Actor's Casting Agency.

Works

Membership

Active Foundation of Arts, Jonesboro, since 1989, social chairman, 1990-1991, secretary-treasurer, chairman 1990-1991, chair playfinding committee 1994-1995, 96-97, social chairman, 1995-1996. Member Dramatists Guild, Authors League American, Arkansas Theatre Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Film, travel.

Connections

father:
Jesse Murl Smith

mother:
Sharon Marie (Lawless) Smith