Mark Nassar

Mark Nassar

McNast Productions

Screenwriter, actor and producer in New York City, New York

About Mark

Mark Nassar is the co-creator of "Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding," the longest running Off-Broadway comedy in New York City history. He originated the role of “Tony,” when the play debuted in NYC and presented the role in cities across the country including Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston and San Francisco. Mr. Nassar is a professional playwright and screenwriter. As an actor he has worked in theater, television and film, working with a variety of top directors including, Paul Mazursky, James Brooks and Christopher Guest. Three of his plays have been produced Off-Broadway: The Mayor’s Limo, Johnny Boy’s Graduation, and Birdy’s Bachelorette Party. "The Mayor’s Limo", published by Samuel French, was nominated for Best Playwriting at the LA Weekly Theatrical Awards in Los Angeles. Mr. Nassar also received the Drama-Logue Award for Best Performance, in the play, with nytheatre.com commenting, “Nassar’s play courageously keeps a dissenting voice alive while reminding us of the vulnerability and dependency that are inherent to human nature. His Banzai is the classic anti-hero we all hope we are on the inside.” "The Mayor’s Limo" was adapted was adapted for film, "A Line in the Sand." Awards for the film include: Audience Award, The Santa Monica Int'l Film Festival; Audience Award, Montana Int'l Film Festival; Audience Award, Bridge Festival Vancouver; Best Narrative Feature, George Lindsey UNA Film Festival; Grand Jury prize, Canada Int'l Film Festival. "Johnny Boy’s Graduation" enjoyed a three-year run in Chicago, an interactive play about a party thrown for a guy getting out of prison. Called, “The Hottest Show in Town,” by Rick Kogan of the Chicago Tribune and WGN radio. Mr. Nassar attended the Djerassi Resident Artists Program in Woodside, California, where he completed a new play, "Shouting in the Wilderness". His most recent play, "The Compton’s Cafeteria Riot," in which Mr. Nassar collaborated with San Francisco transgender performers Collette LeGrande and Donna Personna, tackles the historical night in 1966, when Drag queens in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco, rioted against police harassment. It is currently being work-shopped and will debut in San Francisco in the Spring of 2017. The project has received a prestigious California Humanities grant. Mr. Nassar is a graduate of Hofstra University in New York, where he majored in Psychology and minored in Drama. He studied acting for more than 14 years. Amongst his teachers was renowned acting teacher Eric Morris, author of No Acting Please. Mr. Nassar is honored that Mr. Morris has offered him the opportunity to teach The Eric Morris System.


Name: Mark Nassar

Lives in: New York City, New York

Company: McNast Productions

Occupation: Screenwriter, Actor, Producer and Theatrical Producer

Credits

  • Miami or Bust: A Hoboken Bet

    Miami or Bust: A Hoboken Bet (2012)
    Film (Comedy) Actor Add a Plot »

  • A Line in the Sand

    A Line in the Sand (2008)
    Film (Drama) Actor A human story unfolds when detectives aggravated by a major bust gone wrong are forced to deal with a tormented man thrown into the cage after urinating on the Mayor's limo. The explosive combination of character and situation balances intense drama with laugh out loud comedy. Written by Mark Nassar

  • Seriously Twisted

    Seriously Twisted (2005)
    Video (Thriller) Actor THRILLER (2004) Host of the reality network program "Caught in the Act," Mike Mason and his ex actress wife Liz, seemingly have it all. Not only a glamorous New York life style and a beautiful home in the Berkshires but Mike is up for a Daytime Emmy -- however all is not as it seems. Written by Anonymous

  • Trinity

    Trinity (1999)
    Television (Drama) Actor Add a Plot »

  • Faithful

    Faithful (1996)
    Film (Comedy, Crime and Drama) Actor For their 20th wedding anniversary, Jack gets Maggie a diamond necklace and a hit man. But when Tony shows up and, waiting for the signal from Jack in Connecticut to do the hit, he and Maggie begin to talk - perhaps Tony can come to value Maggie even more than her husband does. And when Jack shows up, things get very tricky. Written by Bruce Cameron <dumarest@midcoast.com>

  • First Kid

    First Kid (1996)
    Film (Family and Comedy) Actor Luke Davenport is the thirteen-year-old son of Paul Davenport, the President of the United States, and first lady Linda Davenport. Ill tempered Agent Woods is the secret service agent in charge of Luke. Woods is fired after mistreating Luke in front of the press. Woods is then replaced by former boxer Sam Simms, who won a boxing title in 1977. Sam is eager to take the job - even though no one else wants it. Everyone thinks that Luke is just a brat when the only thing Luke wants is to just fit in and be like every other kid at his school, the Georgetown Academy. Sam almost gets fired when Luke gets decked at school by school bully Rob MacArthur. This is when Sam decides to use his boxing expertise to teach Luke how to fight. Luke has his eyes on class-mate Katie Warren, but so does Rob. Katie agrees to go with Luke to an upcoming school dance, so Sam teaches Luke how to dance. Rob is also at the dance, but this time when Rob tries to deck Luke, Luke turns the tables and decks Rob. Sam ... Written by Todd Baldridge <sandib@eastky.com>

  • Black Velvet Pantsuit

    Black Velvet Pantsuit (1995)
    Film (Fantasy) Actor A hopelessly depressed woman's life turns around when she purchases a magic Black Velvet Pantsuit.

  • Related by Birth

    Related by Birth (1994)
    Television (Short) Actor Add a Plot »

  • Family Matters

    Family Matters (1990)
    Television (Comedy, Drama and Family) Actor The Winslow family is a pretty normal family except for one thing, their neighbor Stephen Urkel. A genius and klutz Steve makes some really weird inventions while driving the Winslows insane. Written by Katie <Katie185@aol.com>

  • Monsters

    Monsters (1989)
    Television (Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror and 1 More) Actor A horror anthology about a family of monsters watching a different horror story every week on their TV. Each tale is separate, often cautionary with occasional dark humor and irony and features various deadly creatures.

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