Mark Sadan is an American filmmaker and photographer who was involved with La MaMa (as a playwright) in its early years. Born in Syracuse NY and raised in Arizona, Sadan left home at the age of seventeen and went to Israel to work on a Kibbutz. Subsequently, he decided to pursue an acting career and moved to New York City to study at the American Academy of the Dramatic Arts. While at AADA, he wrote the theater piece “Three Poem Plays” based on his experiences in Israel; the work was performed under his direction at Café La Mama to glowing reviews from the Village Voice. Sadan later moved back to Israel where he worked with the Haifa Repertory Theatre, and joined the Baha’i faith. He returned to New York City to study filmmaking and photography at NYU; his photography, which focuses on dance, has been exhibited and published around the world, while his films have been featured at the New York Film Festival and screened at the Museum of Modern Art.