Mark Leib 's plays and adaptations have been produced Off-Broadway and in Cambridge, Edinburgh, and St. Petersburg, Florida. He has worked for Universal Studios/Turman-Foster Productions in Hollywood and has written for cable television in Orlando, Florida. He is theatre critic for the alternative newspaper Creative Loafing in the Tampa Bay area, and has won seven awards for excellence from the Society of Professional Journalists, including three first-place Sunshine State Awards. Leib was the first playwriting lecturer at the Institute for Advanced Theatre Study at Harvard University in 1989-90, and is currently Visiting Instructor in the English Department of University of South Florida. He is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama, where he won the CBS Foundation Prize in Playwriting.