Mark Dunn

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Mark Dunn
Born (1956-07-12) July 12, 1956 (age 65)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
OccupationAuthor, playwright

Mark Dunn (born July 12, 1956 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American author and playwright. He studied film at Memphis State University (now the University of Memphis) followed by post-graduate work in screenwriting at the University of Texas at Austin moving to New York in 1987 where he worked in the New York Public Library whilst writing plays in his free time.

Among the thirty plays Dunn has written (as of 2015), Belles and Five Tellers Dancing in the Rain have been produced over one hundred and fifty times. Dunn is playwright-in-residence with the New Jersey Repertory Company and the Community Theatre League in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.[citation needed]

In 1998 Dunn sued the writers, distributors and producers of The Truman Show, claiming that the story was based on a play he had written and performed Off-Broadway in 1992, Frank's Life.[1][2]

Personal life[edit]

Dunn lives with his wife Mary in Santa Fe, New Mexico.[citation needed]

Published full-length plays[edit]

  • Belles (1989)
  • Minus Some Buttons (1991)
  • Sand Pies and Scissorlegs (1992)
  • Five Tellers Dancing in the Rain (1994)
  • Judge and Jury (1994)
  • Frank's Life (1998)
  • Cabin Fever: A Texas Tragicomedy (2000)
  • The Deer and the Antelope Play (2001)
  • Helen's Most Favorite Day (2005)
  • Dix Tableaux (2007)
  • A Delightful Quarantine (2007)
  • PIGmalion (2010)
  • Seven Interviews (2014)


Dunn has also written seven novels:


  1. ^ Writer Accuses The Producers Of 'Truman'
  2. ^ Hollywood stole my life,; accessed March 25, 2015.

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