Nebraska Authors

Douglas Marr

Born 1953-04-19 Cheyenne, WY (USA)

Died 2020-03-16

Omaha playwright Doug Marr is locally famous for his Phil's Diner series of plays. His Diner Theater concept has also been reviewed on CBS's Entertainment Tonight and in New York's Village Voice newspaper.

Places Lived

Omaha, NE

Author Of

  • Play/Screenplay




BFA in Creative Writing and Poetry, University of Nebraska-Omaha

Places Worked

Circle Theater, Omaha, NE: 1983-2016


1994 Governor's Arts Award - Artist of the Year
1984 Co-winner, New Horizons Playwright Competition of script of All the World Goes White.
2018 Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards - Lifetime Achievement Award (with wife Laura)


Laura Marr, wife, actress and collaborator


Phil's Diner. (Play series)
All the World Goes White. 1984.
Bums in Dumpsters. (with Robert Marr) 1984.
Looks Good From the Road: A Story of Rural Nebraska. Co-writer of collaborative work by the Circle Theater Touring Company of Omaha. 1985.
Starkweather. 1989.
Curious George. (Adaptation of the Margret and H.A. Rey stories for children) 1991.

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