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Mark Rosenblatt

Director & Writer

Agent

Katie Haines

Mark is Associate Artist at Leeds Playhouse, a freelance director, writer and screenwriter.

From 2013 to 2016, Mark was the Associate Director at Leeds Playhouse. He was the Associate at the National Theatre Studio from 2011 to 2013 and ran Dumbfounded Theatre from 2001. In 1999 he won the JMK Award for Young Directors – he now serves as the JMK Trust’s Vice-Chair.

Film

GANEF (2020)
Short Film (14 minutes) – Writer-Director, Producer (for Dumbfounded Films)
Cast: Lydia Wilson, Sophie McShera, Izabella Dziewanska

 

Festivals

Official Selection at over 25 International Film Festivals, including:

Oscar & BAFTA-Qualifying LA Shorts International Film Festival

Oscar-Qualifying Hollyshorts Film Festival, Chicago Children’s International & Flicker’s Roving Eye International (all 2020)

BAFTA & BIFA-Qualifying Norwich Film Festival 2020

BAFTA-Qualifying UK Jewish Film Festival 2020

BIFA Qualifying Shortest Nights (2020) and Manchester Film Festival (2021)

 

Awards/Nominations

Winner, Best UK Short at Nottingham International Film Festival and New Renaissance Film Festival (London)

Special Mention for Best Short Film at UK Jewish Film Festival 2020

“a quite magical telling of second generation Holocaust survivor’s grief and emotion [seen] in a very special way through the eyes of a child.” [UKJFF Jury citation]

Awards Shortlisted, LA Shorts International 2020

Best Director and Best Short Nominations at Madrid Independent Film Festival

 

MAKING NOISE QUIETLY (2019)

Feature Film – Screenwriter (of third part), adapted from the play by Robert Holman.
Directed by Dominic Dromgoole, produced by Open Palms Films.
Released in UK cinemas 2019 by Verve Pictures.

“…a powerful little fable about love, cruelty and emotional learning…a Hansel and Gretel tale with twists, textures and… toxicity.” Financial Times

“…toes a provocative line, discussing what makes and becomes of trauma, rage and cycles of violence, and whether it’s even possible to heal it.” Little White Lies

 

NEWBORN (2016)

Short Film – Writer/Director, adapted from Henry VIII by Shakespeare
Cast: Danny Sapani, Pauline McLynn, David Calder
Producers: BFI and Shakespeare’s Globe
Presented as part of Complete Walk celebration of Shakespeare’s 400th Anniversary. Also broadcast on BBC.

 

CLEOPATRA (2016)

Short Film – Writer/Director, adapted from Antony & Cleopatra by Shakespeare
Cast: Eleanor Matsuura, Katy Stephens
Producers: BFI and Shakespeare’s Globe
Presented as part of Complete Walk celebration of Shakespeare’s 400th Anniversary. Also broadcast on BBC.

 

2008-10
THE CONSTANT WIFE & THE CIRCLE
Screenwriter, feature screenplay adaptations of plays by Somerset Maugham  Producers: Joe Abrams/Brilliant Films, London

 

Theatre

MISSING PEOPLE by Brad Birch (2020)
Leeds Playhouse & Kani Public Arts Theater co-production
Opens New National Theater, Tokyo (February 2020)

THE FRUIT TRILOGY by Eve Ensler (US Premiere) (2018)
Abingdon Theatre at Lucille Lortel Theater, New York

DE PROFUNDIS, in a new adaptation by Frank McGuinness (2018)
Classic Spring Company at the Vaudeville Theatre, London & Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh Festival

WAITING FOR GODOT (2017)
Tobacco Factories Theatre, Bristol & tour

ANIMAL WISDOM by Heather Christian (2017)
Co-directed with Emilyn Kowaleski
Bushwick Starr Theater, Brooklyn, New York

THE COUNTRY by Martin Crimp (Japanese premiere) (2017)
Gorch Brothers Productions at DDD Aoyama Cross Theater, Tokyo

VILLETTE, adapted from Charlotte Brontë’s novel by Linda Marshall Griffiths (2016)
Courtyard Theatre, Leeds Playhouse

THE FRUIT TRILOGY (2016)
By Eve Ensler
World Premiere at WOW Festival, Southbank Centre London & Leeds Playhouse

RICHARD III (2015)
Quarry Theatre, Leeds Playhouse

AVOCADO (2015)
World Premiere, Leeds Playhouse & Latitude Festival
By Eve Ensler

UNCLE VANYA (2015)
Leeds Playhouse
A new version by Samuel Adamson

UNTOLD STORIES (2014)
The Courtyard, Leeds Playhouse
Adapted from the Alan Bennett book

OF MICE AND MEN (2014)
The Quarry, Leeds Playhouse
Adaptation of the John Steinbeck novel

Alexander Masters’ STUART: A LIFE BACKWARDS by Jack Thorne (2013)
(Hightide Festival Theatre and Sheffield Theatres co-production at Topside, Underbelly, Watford Palace & Sheffield Crucible)
Stage Acting Excellence Award Nomination – Fraser Ayres
Carol Tambor Award Best of the Festival Nomination

WILD OATS by John O’Keefe (2012)
(Bristol Old Vic)

66 BOOKS (2011)
‘Micah’ and ‘Ephesians’
(The Bush Theatre)

MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS by Ron Hutchinson (2011)
(The Watermill Theatre)

FOUR PLAYS ABOUT FREEDOM by Ryan Craig, Eve Ensler, Amy Rosenthal and Arnold Wesker (The Tricycle)

24 HOUR PLAYS (Dark but Full of Diamonds by Lucy Kirkwood) (2010)
(The Old Vic)
HENRY VIII
(Shakespeare’s Globe)

JUST BETWEEN OURSELVES by Alan Ayckbourn (2009)
(Theatre Royal, Northampton, Ayckbourn at 70 Season)

SNAKE IN THE GRASS, by Alan Ayckbourn (2008)
(Matrix Theatre, L.A) US Premiere.
Nominated for three 2008 Ovation Awards

HOLDING FIRE!, by Jack Shepherd (2007)
(Shakespeare’s Globe)
SONGS OF THE SOUTH by Samuel Barber
(Young Vic/ENO)
THE UNKNOWN KURT WEILL by Brecht & Weill
(Young Vic/ENO)
VOICES OF ABOLITION devised by Mark Rosenblatt
(Shakespeare’s Globe at The Palace of Westminster)

2006
THE LENINGRAD SIEGE by Jose Sanchis Sinisterra
(Tron, UK Tour and Wilton’s Music Hall.)

2005
PROFESSOR BERNHARDI by A. Schnitzler, new version by Samuel Adamson
(Dumbfounded & Oxford Stage Company/Arcola Theatre)

2003
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
(Thelma Holt Ltd & Theatre Royal, Plymouth, UK No 1 Tour)
THE TEMPEST
(National Theatre ‘Shakespeare Unplugged’ Tour and Cottesloe)

2002
THE CIRCLE by W Somerset Maugham
(TEG and Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford in association with Oxford Stage Company UK No 1 Tour)
A PASSIONATE WOMAN by Kay Mellor
(Royal Theatre Northampton)

2001 – 2004
BREAD AND BUTTER by CP Taylor
(Dumbfounded Theatre & Oxford Stage Company/Southwark Playhouse, Scottish
tour & Tricycle Theatre)

2000/1
THE CIRCLE by W Somerset Maugham
(Oxford Stage  Company/Salisbury Playhouse/Tour)
Revived in 2001 with new cast for OSC/Northampton & Richmond

1999
THE DYBBUK by S Anski, adapted by Mark Rosenblatt (BAC)
Winner, JMK TRUST YOUNG DIRECTORS AWARD

 

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