Research and Writings
MARK ROBERT GORDON
is a published environmental scientist and poet and is a produced playwright
and screenwriter. His research and writings on public policy matters have
been entered into the public record as testimony before federal and state
At the age of 17,
while still in high school, his research on the ubiquitous desert shrub
creosotebush included discovering the plant's potential curative effects
on the e.coli bacteria and on several forms of athlete's foot.
The results were published in The Journal of the Arizona-Nevada Academy
of Science (Issue 2, 1987) - "The Microbicidal Potential of Various
Creosotebush (Larrea Tridentata) Extracts."
His poetry, ranging
from pithy two-line statements to verse to multi-page expositions, has
been included in literary anthologies, including The Wu Review
of Princeton University.
"Public School Choice
Rhetoric and Reality: Interdistrict Open Enrollment in Minnesota & Metropolitan
St. Louis", MRG's 125-page college senior thesis at Princeton University,
was frequently referenced by numerous political scientists, educational
researchers, and legislators in testimony before and debate over public
school reform by state legislatures in the early 1990s.
MRG's college internship
in the Washington, D.C. office of U.S. Representative Morris K. Udall
(D-AZ) evolved into a research and writing role for the Congressman, then
Chairman of the House Interior Committee. Part of this research involved
drafting the Congressman's testimony to the National Federal Budget Deficit
Commission, the text of which was incorporated into the final language
of the final bipartisan Congressional report submitted to President Ronald
MRG is the author
of five stage plays: "H": Hamilton or Honour (Off-Broadway
2006-07; a one-person play about Alexander Hamilton), My Soul is
Mine: A Runaway's Story (Off-Broadway 1995), Did You Evuh?
, Nevuh! , and R'fua: Healing. He
wrote the screenplay for the feature film 21/2 Jews (adapted
from Alan Brandt's stage play of the same title) and co-created and wrote
the pilot episode for the TV series. He is also the lead writer and co-creator
of a new TV sitcom "Next Case!" (a behind-the-scenes
look at a fictional syndicated TV judge show).
MRG is currently writing
Searching for a Script (a one-person autobiographical play), Storm
After The Calm (a screenplay about former college friends and their
disparate young professional lives), and Scars (a book about the
lifelong healing process of his father from his World War II experiences
and his mother and self from their painful childhood events). He is also
compiling Tears of Ink, the first collection of his poems.
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