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Mark Charney

Mark Charney After a circuitous educational route through Clemson University, the University of New Orleans and Tulane University where he earned a B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. respectively, Mark Charney is a professor of playwriting at Clemson University. He is national coordinator of the Critics Institute and Dramaturgy Initiative for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. He has recently had readings of his plays 37 Stones or the Man Who Was a Quarry and Double Hernia in New York and Washington, D.C. Stones was produced professionally this March at Charter Theatre in Washington. This past summer, Charney took a group of Clemson students to the Fringe Festival in Scotland where they performed The Decameron Project, a play he wrote and directed. He recently won the Founders Award for Theatre Excellence from the South Carolina Theatre Association and is a two-time recipient of the Gold Medallion from the Kennedy Center.