Marc Palmieri
Playwright, Actor, Director
Marc's stage plays, POOR FELLAS, CARL THE SECOND, and LEVITTOWN all premiered in New York City and are published by Dramatists Play Service, Inc. Portions of CARL appear in Smith & Kraus' The Best Stage Monologues for Men 2002 and The Best Stage Scenes of 2002. A scene from LEVITTOWN will appear in Smith & Kraus' The Best Stage Scenes of 2007.

Marc wrote his first screenplay in 1995. The film, TELLING YOU, was acquired and distributed by Miramax Films after premiering at the 1998 Hollywood Film Festival. The movie stars Jennifer Love Hewitt, Richard Libertini and Peter Facinelli.

Marc played the lead role in the critically acclaimed feature film TOO MUCH SLEEP directed by David Maquiling and released by Shooting Gallery in 2001. The film was nominated for a 2002 Independent Spirit Award. On stage he has worked with Axis Company, Classic Stage Company, The Directors Company, The Culture Project, Medicine Show, Cressid Theatre Company, whatmanwhatcar, Emerging Artists, La Mama ETC and many others.

National commercials include Toyota, Macy's, Verizon, Heineken, Pizza Hut, Burger King, ESPN, Nike, and Fleet Bank.

Marc recently made his directorial debut with Mark Mirsky's MOTHER HUBBARD'S CUPBOARD at the SoHo Playhouse. The production was presented at the 2007 New York International Fringe Festival.

Marc Palmieri attended Wake Forest University in North Carolina on a full athletic

scholarship after being drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1989 Major League Baseball

amateur draft. He graduated in 1994 with a B.A. in Speech, Communications and Theatre Arts

with a Minor in Drama. In 2004 he received his M.A. in Creative Writing at The City College of New York. He currently teaches Playwriting, Creative Writing and World Humanities at The City College of New York.