Mark W Knowles (writer/director) most recent work Angry Young Teen-Age Girl Gang, an original musical based on a previous play by his dear friend and collaborator, David g Smith (Music and Lyrics) ran for three and a half months in North Hollywood, receiving two ADA awards for Best Book, Music and Lyrics, and Best Ensemble. In 2004, Girl Gang premiered at the NYC International Fringe Festival at the prestigious Lucille Lortel Theatre to very good reviews, and is currently being capitalized for an open ended off-Broadway run under General Management of Martian Entertainment for 2007. Mark and David first collaborated on the original Salt Lake City production of Plan 9 from Outer Space: The Musical. In 1995 Mark staged a new version of Plan 9 in Los Angeles that received considerable critical acclaim, including a “Best Musical” nomination by LA WEEKLY, and an award for Best Costumes with his talented co-producer Jaye Maynard. Knowles has a varied background in multiple disciplines, including art, music, dance, singing and acting. While pursuing a theatrical career in New York City he produced several video and film projects including “The Perfect Woman” with Ileana Douglas, which premiered at the New York City Film Festival as the lead short for “The Piano”. Mark has also written screenplays, including an unproduced crime drag Noir with partner Mark B. Perry entitled Killer in Drag, which is based on two of Ed Wood’s pulp novellas. His other Los Angeles directing and collaborative credits include the biographical play Know Your Place by actress Rose Portillo, and Vox with About Productions, which was created for the Telluride Theatre Festival in Colorado.