Martin Blank is the author of ten plays, most recently, the one-man musical Character Building. He has received new play commissions from the American Jewish Theater, Georgetown Theatre Company, and the MD State Arts Council, and is published by Smith & Kraus. 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. He is Artistic Director for the American Ensemble Theater.