Longwood 2011


Mark Rigney is the author of Acts of God,  and Bears, winner of the 2012 Panowski Playwriting Contest.  Migratory Birds of Iraq a Heideman Award finalist, appears in Best Ten-Minute Plays 2012.  Overall, his plays have been performed in nineteen U.S. states plus Canada, and his work has been produced and developed at the Alleyway Theatre, the Foothill Theatre Company, the Ark Theatre, the Tofte Lake Center, and the Plays in Progress series at the Utah Shakespearean Festival.  In other writing, he is the author of Deaf Side Story: Deaf Sharks, Hearing Jets and a Classic American Musical (Gallaudet University Press), and his short fiction has found print in many venues including The Best of the Bellevue Literary Review, Black Gate, Realms of Fantasy, and Black Static.  A novella, The Skates, is forthcoming from Samhain Press.