Mark Alan Sanderson
Playwright
Biography

Mark Alan Sanderson was educated as an architect, learned in the ways of productive imagination and making things, of people in places, and of form and structure in service to meaning and aesthetic, but with a yearning to practice more in proximity to the immediate human condition than the construction of buildings allowed, he discovered playwriting as a more appropriate vehicle, better aligned with his fraught and bedeviled musing. An artistic director at a theater producing one of his plays responded to the playwright’s background: “Well, that makes sense, since drama is architecture.” Such validation is, of course, essential to the sanity of the ever self-doubting, if not self-loathing, playwright...and so the bloodletting continues. Sanderson’s first play produced for a paying audience was staged in 2004.

Successes

My ten-minute play, Perfect World, was chosen and produced as part of the Idaho State University New 10-Minute Play Festival, on April 2, 2022.

My ten-minute play, Porch Light, was chosen and produced as part of the Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre's 10-Minute Play Festival on January, 28 and 29, 2022.

My ten-minute play, Threat Level Paradise: A Love Story, was selected and performed as part of the Tower Theatre's Virtual Tower series in London on June 2, 2021.