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Press Room Photo: Mark Medoff

Award-winning 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.

A high resolution photo can be obtained by contacting Mike Emery at memery@central.uh.edu or


Photo Courtesty of Mark Medoff