Martin Blank (Playwright) is the author of ten plays. His full-length drama, The Law of Return, was produced Off Broadway by Newsom Zipoy at the 4th Street Theatre. The Law of Return was also produced at Maryland Ensemble Theatre and Center Stage Theater, Jerusalem. His one-act comedy, Avenue of the Americas, was produced Off Broadway. He has received new play commissions from the American Jewish Theater, Theatre Ariel, and the Georgetown Theatre Company and is published by Smith & Kraus. He received a Playwriting Grant from the Maryland State Artist 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. Currently, he is Artistic Director for American Ensemble Theater. He attended the University of Maryland and the Yale School of Drama.