Marc Palmieri

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Marc Palmieri


Marc Palmieri is a playwright, screenwriter, director, dramaturge and actor who has taught at CCNY since 2006.  He has also taught at Passaic County Community College, guest lectured at Wake Forest University and SVA. In film, he wrote the original screenplay for Miramax Films’ Telling You, starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, Peter Facinelli and Dash Mihok. The movie premiered at the Hollywood Film Festival, ran theatrically, and has played on Showtime, Comedy Central, TMC and many other outlets. Marc played the lead role in Shooting Gallery’s IFP Spirit Award-nominated feature film, Too Much Sleep, which received national theatrical distribution and television distribution on Starz. The movie was named one of the year’s “ten best” by the Village Voice in 2001. He has optioned to Hollywood production companies a television pilot and a screenplay adaption of one of his plays. He directed the film of Shakespeare’s Sonnet #138 for the Sonnet Project NYC, which is housed on line by the London Shakespeare Globe’s website. He wrote, directed and acted in the webseries The Thing, a 17-episode comedy that garnered over 30,000 views on and has been acquired for redistribution by e-merge Media in California. He has also served as Associate Producer on numerous independent films. As a playwright, Marc has worked with Axis Company, Theatre at Saint Clement’s, South Coast Repertory, The Lark Play Development Center, Rattlestick Playwright’s Theatre and many more. He has published four plays with Dramatists Play Service, including the 2009 New York Times “Critic’s Pick,” Levittown, which was his thesis project at CCNY. The New York Times published a Sunday Arts Feature and interview on the play by writer Steven McElroy. Marc directed the critically-acclaimed premiere of his latest play, The Groundling, at the Drama-Desk nominated Axis Company, where he serves as resident dramaturge and company member, in the winter of 2015. Theatremania called the show, “One of the surprise downtown gems of the season.” The play will run in New Jersey, Michigan, North Carolina, Idaho and others into October 2016. Marc’s other plays include Poor Fellas and Carl The Second, which is currently being adapted into a musical under the direction of Tony Award-winning producer Dave Elliot (Vanya, Masha, Sonia and Spike, Dames at Sea) and composer/lyricist team Tor Hyams (Grammy nominee) and Lisa Rothauser. Marc is a fully vested member of the Screen Actors Guild/AFTRA as well as Actors Equity. He has appeared in 12 national commercials, and many New York stage productions. He has worked as an actor with companies such as Classic Stage Company, Axis Company, The Culture Project, The Tectonic Theatre Project, Emerging Artists Theatre, and many others. He has worked with august directors such as Thomas Kail (Hamilton, In The Heights), Austin Pendleton, Barry Edelstein, Randy Sharp, James Dodding, Deloss Brown, Will Pomerantz and many others. He is represented by Harden Curtis & Associates for literary and TV & Film and by Carole Ingber & Associates for television commercials. Marc was also once a baseball player, drafted in 1989 in the Major League Amateur Draft by the Toronto Blue Jays. He is currently service as Assistant Director and Dramaturge on Axis Company’s new musical, Evening-1910, opening in April 2016.


B.A. Wake Forest University


Courses Taught

Drama Workshop (MFA Program in Creative Writing)
Screenplay Workshop (MFA Program in Creative Writing)
From Fiction to Scripts (MFA Program in Creative Writing)
Advanced Workshop in Drama (English Department)
Shakespeare II (English Department)
Modern and Post-Modern Drama (English Department)
Intro to Creative Writing (English Department)
Intermediate Creative Writing, Reading as Writers (English Department)
World Humanities I (Division of Humanities & the Arts)
World Humanities II (Division of Humanities & the Arts)



Dramatists Play Service, Inc.:
Poor Fellas
Carl The Second
The Groundling

Applause Books:
Little Mom in Ten-Minute Plays For Kids

Smith & Kraus, Inc.:
The Best Stage Monologues for Men 2002
The Best Stage Scenes of 2002
The Best Stage Scenes of 2007
The Best Stage Monologues for Men 2015

FICTION Magazine

Research Interests

Web Filmmaking
Independent Filmmaking
Screen and Stage Adaptation