About Mark Violi
Mark first gained recognition as a writer with his play, Roebling: The Story of the Brooklyn Bridge. Staged readings of this historic drama were held at Kelsey Theater (NJ) and again at Villagers Theatre (NJ) where it received their New Playwright’s Award. Roebling played to sold-out crowds making its world premiere as a full production at Actor’s NET (PA) kicking off their 2009-2010 season. It has since been performed in the town of Roebling, NJ in conjunction with the Roebling Museum.
Mark has also penned the gripping World War II stage drama Riding the Comet which was read to great acclaim to a full house at Actors’ NET in May 2009 and makes it’s world premiere in September 2011, also at The NET.
Also an accomplished screenwriter Mark has optioned two feature film scripts to producers in New York and Hollywood. Including the mob comedy Mobbed Up (aka Boardwalk Nights) which is in development with Starline Films.
Mark is also an active stage and on-screen actor. Having appeared in dozens of stage roles including: Billy Bibbit in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Clifford in Deathtrap, Dr. Seward in Dracula, Starcat in Psycho Beach Party and most recently as Lt. Dan Kaffee in A Few Good Men a role he was honored with a Kelsey Theater Award as Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play. His on-screen credits include commercials for the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia 76’ers as well as the independent film The Book of Caleb and the Peter Jackson directed film The Lovely Bones.
About The Blog
The Blog was developed as an efficient way to get news out about my projects and encourage discussion on a range of topics.
The goals of The Blog include getting the word out on my own projects and experiences but also to generate discussion on your projects & encourage the sharing of tips, advice and resources for everyone’s success.
The main topics I plan to cultivate here include: Screenwriting, Playwriting, Acting and The Film, Television & Drama Industries and their related topics. With occasional discussions on Graphic/Web Design, Technology Trends and other current topics.
I encourage the sharing of ideas, asking of question and lively discussion!
Am I qualified to lead a discussion on these topics? Well, I’ve had a good deal of success as a screenwriter, playwright and actor. See the bio above. And I’ve made my living as a graphic/web designer for nearly 15 years.
But more than that, I’m a living member of this online community with my own unique experiences and talents to share. Here’s the best part: so are you.
So let’s get the conversation going!