Mark Griffin is the author of A Hundred or More Hidden Things: The Life and Films of Vincente Minnelli. Drawing on more than a hundred interviews with such Hollywood icons as Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall, and Angela Lansbury, this Da Capo Press biography turns the spotlight on the enigmatic Oscar-winning director of An American in Paris and Gigi. Griffin's interviews, reviews, and essays have appeared in scores of publications including The Boston Globe, Premiere, MovieMaker, and Genre. His work has been featured in anthologies such as Humor Us: America's Funniest Humorists on the Power of Laughter.
As a dramatist, Griffin's one-act plays have been staged at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center and Theatrefest at Montclair State University. His play for young audiences, Katrina and Aurora Borealis See The Light, premiered at Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota. A graduate of Emerson College, Griffin serves as a writer and creative consultant for the Boston-based organization Laughter With A Lesson. He has taught writing and dramatic arts in classrooms and workshops across the country.