playwright Mark Medoff is joining the University
of Houston School of Theatre & Dance faculty.
Medoff’s playwriting credits include 1974’s
“When You Comin’ Back, Red Ryder?”
and 1980’s “Children of a Lesser
God,” which received the Tony for Best
Play and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding
New Play. Medoff adapted both of these plays
for film. He was nominated for an Oscar for
his screen adaptation of “Children of
Lesser God.” Other screenwriting credits
include “Clara’s Heart” starring
Whoopi Goldberg and “City of Joy”
starring Patrick Swayze.
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