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Mark Rosenblatt

Director

Agent

Katie Haines

Mark is Associate Artist at Leeds Playhouse, a freelance director 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

2020

GANEF

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

 

2019

MAKING NOISE QUIETLY

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

 

2016

NEWBORN

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.

 

2016

CLEOPATRA

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

2020

MISSING PEOPLE by Brad Birch

Leeds Playhouse & Kani Public Arts Theater co-production

Opens New National Theater, Tokyo (February 2020)

2018

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

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

2017
WAITING FOR GODOT
Tobacco Factories Theatre, Bristol & tour

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

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

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

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

2015
RICHARD III
Quarry Theatre, Leeds Playhouse

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

UNCLE VANYA
Leeds Playhouse
A new version by Samuel Adamson

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

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

2013
Alexander Masters’ STUART: A LIFE BACKWARDS by Jack Thorne
(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

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

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

MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS by Ron Hutchinson
(The Watermill Theatre)

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

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

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

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

2007
HOLDING FIRE!, by Jack Shepherd
(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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