Marc Lapadula

marc-lapadulaPlaywright, screenwriter, and award-winning film producer; Lecturer on screen writing at Yale University since 1992

Four Films that Changed America


Marc Lapadula is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter with more than 15 years of teaching experience. His plays, including DancerNot by NameTwo ShakesLast OrderThe Rains Change, and In Uniform Thanksgiving, have been produced in New York (off-Broadway), England, Pennsylvania and Iowa. He has been commissioned for three screenplays: Distant InfluenceNight Bloom, and an adaptation of Mikhail Bulgakov’s Heart of a Dog. He produced Angel Passing, starring Hume Cronyn and Teresa Wright, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and won the grand prize at WorldFest Houston.

He teaches at Johns Hopkins, the University of Pennsylvania, the Columbia Film School, and Yale University, and he has led the Screenwriting Series at the Smithsonian Institution. He is a consultant for film producers and New Line Films studio. Lapadula also is co-creator of the card games MVP Sportscards Baseball and MVP Sportscards Football.

Marc Lapadula has a BA in English from the University of Pennsylvania, studied Irish and English Drama at Exeter College and Oxford University and received his M.A. from Malcolm Bradbury’s Creative Writing Workshop at the University of East Anglia, and an MFA in playwriting from the University of Iowa Writer’s Workshop. He lives in the Philadelphia area.