MARC CASTLE is a playwright/lyricist/composer/actor/director/singer who started in the business at the ripe old age of nine, performing over the years around the country and for such esteemed off-Broadway venues as the Circle in the Square and Playwrights Horizons before turning to writing. Productions of his work have been seen at EST, the Neighborhood Playhouse and Raw Impressions at La Mama, and his song “Big Beehive Hair” was featured in the film, Urbania. He was Literary Manager for Emerging Artists Theatre where he has had eight short plays produced (one of which, Invisible, was recently published.) Other recent works include One Brief Shining Moment, his biographical one-man show performed at the Payan Theater; Young King Arthur (music: Scott Zesch, book: Jon Shear) which played at the Vital Theater in 2006 and recently won the National Children’s Theater Award which included a month long production at the Actor’s Playhouse in Coral Gables, Florida, and the musical Hollywoodland, (music: Scott Zesch) recently given a developmental reading at Emerging Artists and on the short list for the O’Neill Conference. His musical, Love, Incorporated, was presented in 2008 at the Midtown International Theatre Festival where it won Outstanding Production of a Musical. It recently premiered at the Roper Center in Norfolk VA as an out-of-town tryout for a future Off-Broadway run. Besides Emerging Artists, Marc is a proud member of The American Renaissance Theatre Co., TOSOS, Equity, SAG, ASCAP, the Dramatist Guild, and an alumnus of both the BMI Composer/Lyricist and Librettist Workshops.