WRITING

PLAYS

 

"Mark Shanahan’s delightful update of this nineteenth-century classic takes its spirited door-slamming to a series of vaguely nineteen-thirties, vaguely Parisian hotel rooms... You won’t regret your evening in the Hotel Ultimus—but keep an eye on your spouse, and your hat."   

 - The New Yorker

A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS CAROL 

Adapted by Mark Shanahan from the novella by Charles Dickens

For a Cast of Five (or more!) Actors

A holiday treat with a brand-new and thrilling adaptation of the beloved Christmas classic! a Dickens of a tale, told many times and many ways- but never before like this! Mile Square’s new production features five actors celebrating the magic of stage craft as well as the joy of the holiday season. Audiences will delight in quick change artistry, puppetry, traditional music and the warmth, laughter and tears of this beloved holiday classic!

WORLD PREMIERE PRODUCTION- FLORIDA REP, 2018

A SHERLOCK CAROL

by Mark Shanahan

For Six Actors

Moriarty was dead, to begin with.

And Sherlock Holmes is a haunted man.

But, when a grown up Tiny Tim asks Holmes to investigate the death of Ebenezer Scrooge, the Great Detective must use his gifts to solve a Dickens of a Christmas mystery!

Six actors take on the beloved characters of Arthur Conan Doyle and Charles Dickens in this holiday adventure for all ages.

Mark Shanahan's A Nantucket Christmas Ca

A NANTUCKET CHRISTMAS CAROL

By Mark Shanahan

Reimagined  for the stage

from the novella by Charles Dickens

For a cast of Five Actors 

Five actors take on all the classic characters from the beloved Dickens story, reimagined as a tale from the American whaling era. Set on The Far Away Island, A Nantucket Christmas Carol features fast paced humor, classic Christmas music, imaginative stagecraft and  mesmerizing quick change artistry in this  joyful new take on the well known literary masterpiece.

WORLD PREMIERE PRODUCTION  - THE WHITE HERON THEATRE, 2018

THE CHRONOLOGY PROTECTION CASE

Adapted for the radio from the short story by Paul Levinson 

Full cast audio drama
Adapted and performed by Mark Shanahan
Edgar Award Nominee for Best Play

From The Mystery Writers Association Of America

Available on iTunes and Amazon.com

There's a science to murder.

The most brilliant minds in quantum physics are dying.... And only Detective Phil D'Amato knows why.

 

But that knowledge may just cost him his life.

FILM

KILL ME

Written by Gibson Frazier and Mark Shanahan

Starring

John Ellison Conlee

Marin Ireland

Mark Shanahan

Joanna Adler

Matt Dellapina

Directed by Gibson Frazier

Official Selection - The Adirondack Film Festival

Ray did something bad. Real bad. Now he's looking over his shoulder... and dying to stay alive.

ARTICLES

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