Martin Blank (playwright, screenwriter) is the author of ten plays, most recently, the off-Broadway spy thriller The Law of Return. He has received new play commissions from the American Jewish Theater, Theatre Ariel, and Georgetown Theatre Company and is published by Smith & Kraus. He has received a playwriting grant from the Maryland State Arts Council. He has served as Artistic Associate for the American Jewish Theatre and American Place Theatre, New York City, as well as Literary Manager, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, and Founding Artistic Director, Theater J. He attended the University of Maryland and the Yale School of Drama. Currently, he is Artistic Director for the American Ensemble Theater.