Individual Author Record
Name: Mark Howard MedoffPen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Born: 1940 in Mount Carmel, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionMedoff was born in Mt. Carmel, Illinois.
Biographical and Professional InformationIn 1967, while working as an instructor at the Capitol Radio Engineering Institute in Washington, D.C., he wrote his first play, ''The Wager''. His first play to be staged in New York City was ''When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder?,'' which won him the 1974 Drama Desk and Obie Awards for Outstanding New Playwright. Medoff's big breakthrough and most famous work was 1980s ''Children of a Lesser God'', which won him the Tony, Drama Desk, and Laurence Olivier Awards for Best Play. Mark Medoff, has been an actor, director, and playwright and has taught English at New Mexico State University.
*''Kringle's Widow'', Dramatists Play Service, 1994*''Children of a Lesser God'', Dramatists Play Service, 1998*''When You Comin' Back Red Ryder'', Dramatists Play Service, 1998*''The Wager'', Dramatists Play Service, 1998*''The City of Joy'', New Market Press, 2010