The Writers & Authors SeriesMark Leib: Playwright, Teacher, Critic
Chapter V: Writers & Authors Series (in 12 Chapters)


Mark E. Leib




Program Overview

Mark E. Leib, theatre critic for Creative Loafing in the Tampa Bay and Sarasota areas, is also a playwright whose drama Art People had a three-week run last December at the Off-Broadway Players Theatre in New York City. His other plays and adaptations have been produced at the Manhattan Punch Line, American Repertory Theatre, and Singapore and Edinburgh Theatre Festivals. Leib’s criticism has won four awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, including the statewide Sunshine State Award for Critical Writing. Leib teaches drama and screenwriting at the University of South Florida, and various writing, theatre and film related courses at the Eckerd College PEL program. He is a graduate of Yale School of Drama (1980), where he won the CBS Foundation Prize in Playwriting.

Actors to read from Mark’s plays Art People and American Duet:
- Bonnie Agan
- Bob Heitman
- Matt Huffman
- Robin Odell

Bob Devin Jones will host the event.


Program Date & Time

7:00 pm


Free admission. Donations appreciated.


The Writers & Authors Series is curated by Carol Ringold.


This program made possible through a grant from:

Florida Humanities Council

Pinellas County

City of St. Petersburg

This project was funded in part by the Pinellas County Commission through the Pinellas County Arts Council’s Cultural Development Grant program.