Mark E. Leib - Theater Critic

Mark has been theater critic for Creative Loafing in Tampa Bay and Sarasota since 1998. His criticism has won four awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, including the first-place statewide Sunshine State Award for Critical Writing. Leib is also a playwright whose plays and adaptations have been produced at the Players Theatre in Greenwich Village, the Manhattan Punch Line, the American Repertory Theatre and at the Edinburgh and Singapore Theatre Festivals. His play The Return to Zion was chosen for a staged reading at the Southern New Plays Festival at New Orleans’ Southern Rep, and his play Art People is scheduled to appear this spring at the Studio@620 in St. Petersburg. Leib now teaches at the University of South Florida and Eckerd College.