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Mary Ruth Clarke

 

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First name
Mary Ruth
Last name
Clarke
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Residency Level
Resident
Bio
Mary Ruth Clarke co-wrote and starred in the original “Meet the Parents” and co-adapted it into the blockbuster version, starring Robert De Niro. Her screenplay “Chimney Rock” was under option, and she has been a script doctor for many screenplays, including “A Guy Thing” and “Desperation Boulevard.”

Her play "Bonhoeffer’s Cost" ran at the Beacon Theater in Philadelphia and was produced by Agape Actor’s Co-op in Austin along with Clarke's "Suffer The Long Night," co-written with her “Meet The Parents" partner, Greg Glienna. "Suffer The Long Night" was also produced in Los Angeles at Meta Theater.

She is a Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatists, where she teaches screenwriting and has critiqued about a gazillion plays and screenplays. Saturday Series readings of "Suffer The Long Night" and a screenplay, "Alice and Celia and Whatever It Takes." were directed by Second City’s Pat McKenna at Chicago Dramatists.

Clarke is a regular guest lecturer at the Chicago Screenwriter’s Network monthly meet up and ran a Master’s Class for the Chicago Independent Film Project in December. She is a member of the Writer’s Guide of America East and the Dramatists Guild.
Course(s) Taught
SCREENWRITING LAB - The American Screenplay (I)
SCREENWRITING LAB - The American Screenplay (II)
Plays
BONHOEFFER'S COST
SUFFER THE LONG NIGHT
HOW ARE WE ON TIME?
MRS. LEE
ZAP! THE UNAUTHORIZED HISTORY OF THE MICROWAVE OVEN
Screenplays
MEET THE PARENTS (Original)
CHIMNEY ROCK

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