Mark Scharf is an award winning American playwright living in Baltimore, MD whose plays have been produced and published widely in the United States and internationally.

Scharf has served as Playwright-in-Residence for Theatre Virginia’s New Voices Program and taught Playwriting at the University of Mary Washington and at Howard Community College.

He has also presented Playwriting seminars for the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, The University of Mary Washington, The University of Virginia, Johns Hopkins University, the Baltimore Playwrights Festival, and the Maryland Writer’s Alliance.

Scharf served three terms as Chairman of the Baltimore Playwrights Festival. He has an MFA in Playwriting from the University of Virginia and is a member of the Dramatists Guild.

Scharf believes in the power of the idiosyncratic voice of the playwright to move people to feel, think, remember and understand in a way no other art can. He also loves opening nights, which he says are sacred.


Places Mark’s Plays Have Appeared

  • Foreign Language and Research Institute
  • Contemporary Arts Project 21
  • The Kraine Theatre
  • The Miranda Theatre Company
  • The Inner Space
  • The William Redfield Theatre
  • Polaris Repertory Theatre
  • The Conservatory Theatre
  • The American Theatre of Actors
  • Center Stage
  • Oberon Theatre Ensemble
  • The Beverly Hills Playhouse
  • The Odyssey
  • The Canon Theatre
  • The Alliance Theatre
  • The West Coast Ensemble Theatre
  • The Coronet Theatre
  • The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
  • The National Theatre
  • The Signature Theatre Company
  • The Source Theatre Company
  • The GALA Hispanic Theatre Company
  • New Playwrights Theatre
  • Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
  • Tavern Stage
  • The New Works Theatre Company
  • Inspira Theatre Company at the Society Hill Playhouse
  • Inspira Theatre at the Shubin Theatre
  • The Crefeld School
  • The Vagabonds
  • The Harbour Theatre
  • Fells Point Corner Theatre
  • Uncommon Voices Theatre Company
  • The Mobtown Players
  • Director’s Choice Theatre
  • The Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre
  • Run of the Mill Theatre
  • LOF/t, The Theatrical Mining Company
  • EMP Collective
  • Chesapeake Arts Center
  • Baltimore Theatre Project
  • The Gatehouse, London (Caird Company)
  • Theatricality Plus Players, Durham
  • The Ararat Theatre CompanyVictoria
  • Bethlehem CollegeNew South Wales
  • Dizzy Productions, Victoria
  • Leopold, Victoria
  • Soothfest: Korah Collegiate
  • Sault Ste. Marie
  • Ontario
  • Theatre Sarnia, Ontario
  • The University of Virginia
  • University of Mary Washington
  • Bowie State University
  • Georgia College and State University
  • Gettysburg College
  • Washington and Lee University
  • Bethlehem College, New South Wales, Australia
  • College of Charleston
  • College at Brockport, State University of New York
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver, Severance, Colorado
  • Elliot Lake Secondary School, Elliot Lake, ON, Canada
  • Clinch County High School, Homerville, GA
  • Waukon High School, Waukon, IA
  • Tate High School, Cantonment, FL
  • Juno Beach Academy, Calgary, AB, Canada
  • Holmen High School; Holmen, WI
  • Frontenac Secondary School, Kingston, ON, Canada
  • Washington Park High School, Racine, WI
  • Hughenden Public School, Hughenden, AB, Canada
  • Centerstage Academy, Yorktown, VA
  • George McDougall High School, Airdrie, AB, Canada
  • Hiawatha High School, Kirkland, IL
  • Cheyenne South High School, Cheyenne, WY
  • Sanborn Regional High School; Kingston, NH
  • Lincoln High School, Lake City, MN
  • Saint Petersburg High School, Saint Petersburg, FL
  • Two Harbors High School, Two Harbors, MN
  • Westchester Enriched Sciences, Los Angeles, CA
  • Deming High School, Deming, NM
  • GFW High School, Winthrob, MN
  • McClelland School, Pueblo, CO
  • Dawson-Boyd Schools, Dawson, MN
  • Wilkinson Middle School, Mesquite, TX
  • Lexington Middle School, FT Myers, FL
  • Peet JR High, Conroe, TX
  • Arnold Magnet Academy, Columbus, GA
  • Ainsworth High School, Ainsworth, NE
  • Walt Whitman High School, South Huntington Stn, NY
  • JOLT, Phoenix, AZ
  • Baltimore Lab School, Baltimore, MD
  • Cristo Rey, Kansas City, MO
  • Tulare Joint Union High School District, Tulare, CA
  • Wissahickon Middle School, Ambler, PA
  • George Walton Academy, Monroe, GA
  • Mount Boucherie Secondary School Kelowna, BC Canada
  • Williams Fields High School, Gilbert, AZ
  • Georgetown Middle School, Georgetown, MA
  • Connersville Senior High School, Connersville, IN
  • Sagewood Middle School, Parker CO
  • Cox Mill High School, Concord, NC
  • Rittman High School & Middle School, Rittman, OH
  • AccoKeek Theatreco, (MD)
  • Branch County Community Theatre, (MI)
  • Cedar Lane Stage, (MD)
  • Chapel Street Players (DE)
  • Clarksville Ensemble Theatre (IND)
  • The Frederick Cultural Arts Center, (MD)
  • Gaithersburg Arts Barn (MD)
  • The Laurel Mill Playhouse (MD)
  • The LaVeta Theatre at the Francisco Center for the Performing Arts, (CO)
  • The Montgomery Playhouse, (MD)
  • Port Tobacco Playhouse (MD)
  • The Potomac Theatre Company (MD)
  • The Publick Playhouse (MD)
  • Rockville Little Theatre (MD)
  • Sandy Spring Theatre Group (MD)
  • Silver Spring Stage (MD)
  • TheatreVirginia, (VA)
  • Reedy Point Players at the Everett Theater (DE)
  • Reedy Point Players at the Chapel Street Playhouse (DE)
  • River Valley Community School, (IA)
  • New Direction Community Theater (MD)
  • Three Notch Theatre, (MD)
  • The Twin Beach Players (MD)
  • Piccolo Spoleto FestivalStelle Di Domani SeriesTheatre 220 – Simons Center, (SC)
  • The Storefront Theatre, (NC)
  • Barnstormers Theatre, (PA)