Marcus Steinour. To date, Mr. Steinour has had sixteen one-act plays showcased in NYC. At Land's End won a Samuel French Short Play award and was subsequently published in 1997. His plays have been produced all over the United States and requested for production in Portugal and Tasmania. Full-length plays include the book and lyrics for the 1997 musical A Touch of Bourbon, with music by Andrew Sussman. A mystery comedy, Scream in the Night, and the drama Tomorrow, When the Trains Go By, have also been showcased at the Harold Clurman. The drama, Walk in Darkness has been produced at Theatre Studio.
His play The Intruder was a semi-finalist in the Mildred and Albert Panowski Playwriting Award in 2000. Sunset, a one-act play was a winner in the Lebanon Community Theatre Contest. The Red Line, a one-act drama/comedy has been produced by Love Creek and is a popular request item from internet users. His Civil War dramas have been given mainly in Pennsylvania, but with productions in Minnesota and California. His most often produced Civil War drama is that of the life of Jennie Wade, which has had six regional productions. Two full-length Civil War dramas have been given in Pennsylvania -- A Love Divided, and Phoenix: The Burning of Chambersburg.
Mr. Steinour has been awarded grants from the Pennsylvania Partnership in the Arts for both A Touch of Bourbon and for Phoenix: The Burning of Chambersburg. Originally from Gettysburg, he lives presently near Chambersburg. He has been associated with the Civil War Theatre in Gettysburg and with the Cumberland Valley School of Music in Chambersburg. In spite of his work in the Civil War arena his main interest is in drama and comedy.