Mark Rigney

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Mark Rigney’s stage plays have been produced in twenty-two U.S. states plus Australia, Canada, and Nepal. He is a member of the Dramatist’s Guild and has won multiple national playwriting contests, including the 2017 John Gassner Award, the Panowski Playwriting Award (twice), and the Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition. Besides here at Heartland, his published plays are available from Playscripts, Inc. and Smith & Kraus’s The Best Ten-Minute Plays. Over fifty of his short stories have found print, in venues ranging from literary (Witness, The Best of the Bellevue Literary Review) to fantasy and horror (Lightspeed, Cemetery Dance). He is married with children and collects (no, seriously) really old beer cans. His website is, and he maintains a lively outpost at the New Play Exchange.

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