Mark Bly (dramaturg). Bly was the chair of the playwriting program at the Yale School of Drama from 1992-2004 while being the associate artistic director at the Yale Rep. Over the past 30 years, he has served as a dramaturg, director of new play development, and associate artistic director at such theatres as the Arena Stage, Alley Theatre, Guthrie Theatre, Seattle Rep, and Yale Rep, dramaturging and producing over 150 plays. In 2010 Bly received the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas G.E. Lessing Career Achievement Award, only the fifth time the award was bestowed in the organization’s history. Sponsored by Playwright’s Lab at Hollins in collaboration with the Mill Mountain Theatre.