- Mark Brown
Mark Brown is an award-winning writer. His plays include Around the World in 80 Days, Tom Jones the Musical, Tom Jones, The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge, Love, the Cracksman, China: The Whole Enchilada, Poe: Deep Into That Darkness Peering and The Little Prince. Brown’s play Around the World in 80 Days has been produced around the world, from off-Broadway to Baridhara Dhaka, Bangladesh, and has been translated into Turkish. Tom Jones, his nonmusical adaptation of the ribald Henry Fielding novel, received its world premiere in 2014 and has been called clever, silly and highly theatrical. Brown’s play The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge has been called a sequel worthy of Dickens’ approval and a worthy new entry into the holiday canon. Tom Jones the Musical is a bawdy and rollicking romp with music inspired by the frenzied mop-top-led era of the British Invasion. The Quest for Don Quixote, inspired by the epic novel, was the marquee production at the 2015 Arkansas New Play Festival. Love, the Cracksman, Brown’s homage to the screwball film comedies of the 1930s, kicked off the 2017 PlayLab at Florida Repertory Theatre. His musical China: The Whole Enchilada was named Outstanding Musical of the 2008 New York International Fringe Festival and has been called funny, smart, surprisingly deep and very enjoyable. His adaptation of The Little Prince set box office records at several theatres and his play Poe: Deep Into That Darkness Peering hasn't won a thing but is a darn good play and should be produced more often. Brown lives in Los Angeles and dreams of living in a chateau in France.