Marc Lapadula graduated cum laude from the Univ. of Pa. in 1983. He studied Irish and English Drama at Exeter College, Oxford University and received his M.A. from Malcolm Bradbury's Creative Writing Workshop at the Univ. of East Anglia. In 1987, he graduated from the Univ. of Iowa Playwrights' Workshop with his M.F.A. In addition to Penn, he teaches playwriting, screenwriting and film analysis courses at Yale and Johns Hopkins. His plays have been produced off-Broadway and in various regional festivals. His play Dancer was published and produced in 2001 and was presented in New York and Washington DC. Co-producer of MENTOR (feature film) starring Rutger Hauer, which premiered at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival. He has been commissioned for three screenplays: Distant Influence, Night Bloom and an adaptation of Mikhail Bulgakov's Heart of a Dog.