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St. Germain has written Camping With Henry and Tom (Outer Critics Circle and Lucille Lortel Awards), Out of Gas on Lover's Leap, Forgiving Typhoid Mary (Time Magazine's "Year's Ten Best"), Ears on a Beatle, The God Committee, The Collyer Brothers at Home, The Gifts of the Magi (co-written with Randy Courts), The Book of the Dun Cow (co-written by Randy Courts), Johnny Pye and the Fool-Killer (winner of an AT&T "New Plays For The Nineties Award"), Jack's Holiday, the award-winning children's book Three Cups, and Stand By Your Man: The Tammy Wynette Story.



As a dramatist, St. Germain shows a strong preference for historical fiction.

His play Freud's Last Session premiered in the summer of 2009, at the Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and ran at the New World Stages in New York City. Freud's Last Session began its New York previews on July 9, 2010, and officially opened on July 22, 2010. In 2011, Freud's Last Session won the Best Play Award from the off-Broadway Alliance.

In 2011, St. Germain's play The Best of Enemies premiered at the Barrington Stage Company. Based on the nonfiction book of the same name by Osha Gray Davidson, the play dramatizes the relationship between C.P. Ellis (a local KKK leader) and Ann Atwater (an African-American civil rights organizer) during a racially tense period in the desegregation of Durham, North Carolina schools.

Becoming Dr. Ruth, which reveals the little-known but remarkable history of German-born Karola Ruth Siegel, who fled the Nazis in the Kindertransport before joining the Haganah in Jerusalem as a sniper and scout, struggling as a single mother in America, and, ultimately, becoming known as American TV sex expert Dr. Ruth Westheimer. The one-woman play (originally titled Dr. Ruth, All the Way), directed by Julianne Boyd and set in 1997, opened off-Broadway at the Westside Theatre in 2013. Other actresses to portray the role include Debra Jo Rupp, Eileen DeSandre at Virginia Repertory Theatre, and, in 2021, actress Tovah Feldshuh.

Scott and Hem in the Garden of Allah, premiering in 2013, explores an evening at Los Angeles' notorious Garden of Allah apartments with F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway.

In 2014, St. Germain premiered his eighth play, Dancing Lessons, at Barrington Stage Company. The play ran from January 6 to February 7, 2016, at Orlando Shakespeare Theater as part of their 2015–16 Signature Series. The show was produced at Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota, Florida as a part of their 2014–2015 Mainstage Season. Florida Studio Theatre has partnered with St. Germain to workshop many of his works in progress.

Recent works include Eleanor, a one-person show about the most famous First Lady in the world, which premiered at Barrington Stage and starred Harriet Harris; Dad, an autobiographical play, which was presented at Great Barrington Public Theater in 2021; and Public Speaking 101, which premiered at the Great Barrington Public Theater in the summer of 2022.

His relationship with Barrington Stage—the regional theatre where nearly all of St. Germain's recent works have premiered—was memorialized in 2012 when the troupe's Stage 2 venue was renamed the St. Germain Stage.

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Casts Set for BOEING BOEING, NEXT TO NORMAL, A TENDER THING & FORGIVENESS at Barrington Stage

Barrington Stage Company has revealed the casts for BOEING BOEING, NEXT TO NORMAL, A TENDER THING, and FORGIVENESS. Learn more and see how to purchase tickets.
The Contemporary American Theater Festival Reveals July 2024 Season

The Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF) has announced its 2024 July season, featuring three new plays and an offering in two parts. In addition to these five mainstage experiences, the Festival is co-producing a bonus multidisciplinary experience.
Summer News: CATF Contemporary American Theater Festival Rolls Out Another World Premiere Season!

Believe it or not, Summer is coming.  After we sneeze our way through a way-too-flowery Spring, we get to contemplate the joys of those little weekend getaways here and there, sneaking out of town to enjoy some solid artistry in friendly locales. 
Berkshire Comedy Festival Finds New Home at Barrington Stage Company

Barrington Stage Company will be the new home of the Berkshire Comedy Festival. Learn more about the festival.
Barrington Stage Company Will Offer Tuition-free Musical Theatre Conservatory To College Students

Barrington Stage Company has announced that the 2024 BSC Musical Theatre Conservatory will be tuition-free. 
Great Barrington Public Theater & Triplex Cinema Partner on Fundraiser This April

The Triplex Cinema and Great Barrington Public Theater have announced a special screening of the recent film Freud’s Last Session based on the Mark St. Germain play that originally premiered in 2009 at the Barrington Stage Company.
Laguna Playhouse To Present CAMELOT, FENCES, And More For 2024-2025 Season

Discover the 2024-2025 season of shows at LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE, featuring performances like CAMELOT, August Wilson's FENCES, A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, and more.
Great Barrington Public Theater Hosts Conversation with Berkshire Theater Artists

Great Barrington Public Theater holds the third in a series of live talks with theater professionals, Monday, March 18, 6:30pm at St, James Place, Great Barrington.
DANGEROUS INSTRUMENTS World Premiere & More Set for Palm Beach Dramaworks 25th Season

Palm Beach Dramaworks will celebrate its twenty-fifth anniversary in 2024-25 with a  roster of plays that epitomize its commitment to “Theatre to Think About.” Learn about full programming and see how to purchase tickets.
NEXT TO NORMAL, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, and More Set For Barrington Stage Company's 2024 Season

Barrington Stage Company will celebrate its 30th anniversary season with two major musical revivals, a world premiere play, two regional premiere plays and a comedy featuring three of BSC’s most beloved associate artists. Learn more about the season lineup here!
Great Barrington Public Theater to Host Live, Sit-Down Talk With Neil Pepe

Great Barrington Public Theater is inviting theater lovers and artists to take part in the company’s Conversation With Neil Pepe.
Review: BECOMING DR. RUTH At Village Theatre

Village Theatre has welcomed a new show and a new Doctor to the stage this weekend. With a set that can’t leave your mind after stepping out of the Issaquah theater, and a leading lady who steals the show (good news, since she’s the only one in it), Becoming Dr. Ruth is a labor of love and arduous work by all those involved. 
Plays, Playwrights & Casts Set for Barrington Stage Company's 10X10 New Play Festival

Barrington Stage Company presents the Award-Winning 10X10 New Play Festival this winter. Learn how to purchase tickets!
Centenary Stage Company Young Performers Present Winter Festival Of Shows And Is Now Accepting Applicants For Spring 2024 Session

Join Centenary Stage Company Young Performers for their Winter Festival of Shows featuring productions of 'Gifts of the Magi' and 'Really Rosie.'
Paige Davis & More to Join Robert Bannon for Christmas Show at Chelsea Table + Stage

Robert Bannon, the renowned performer, is set to captivate audiences with his Old School Holiday Special, 'A Robert Bannon Christmas Special', on December 9th at 7pm.
Palm Beach Dramaworks to Present THE PERLBERG FESTIVAL OF NEW PLAYS

Palm Beach Dramaworks presents the Perlberg Festival of New Plays, featuring a lineup of exciting new works. Don't miss this opportunity to experience innovative and thought-provoking theater.
Barrington Stage Company to Present BSC in NYC Gala at The Green Room 42

Join in for the Barrington Stage Company's BSC in NYC Gala on October 30 at The Green Room 42. Celebrate with renowned musician Billy Stritch and his talented friends in an unforgettable evening of music and entertainment.
VIDEO: ENGLISH at Barrington Stage Company

BroadwayWorld has a first look at English at Barrington Stage Company. Four students meet regularly in an Iran classroom to prepare to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) proficiency exam. Despite their shared native language, they have to learn to communicate and connect in a classroom with only one rule: English Only!
DANCING LESSONS Comes to Hudson Theatre Works

Hudson Theatre Works is starting its 2023/2024 season with a workshop of Mark St. Germain's, 'Dancing Lessons.' Learn more about the workshop and find out how to get tickets here!
The New Harmony Project Now Accepting Applications For 2024 Conference

The New Harmony Project announced that it is now accepting applications for the 37th annual conference to be held May 22-June 2, 2024.

Mark St. Germain FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many shows has Mark St. Germain written?

Mark St. Germain has written 8 shows including The Gift of the Magi (Lyricist), Just So (Bookwriter), Moby Dick (Bookwriter/Lyricist), Mother Eddy (Bookwriter), The Book of the Dun Cow (Bookwriter), Freud's Last Session (Playwright), Becoming Dr. Ruth (Playwright), Relativity (Playwright).

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