Sitcom Scribe Ken Levine Up Next in Mark Riccadonna’s Scene for Comedy at Black Box PAC


originally published: 04/28/2022

(ENGLEWOOD, NJ) — Standing tall, the mainstay of Mark Riccadonna’s stage for comedy, currently a monthly Tuesday night event at The Black Box PAC, is a writers’ development series designed to launch new (and under-produced) plays for the stage or screen with dynamic script-in-hand performances presented live on stage by professional actors and directors. May 10 at 7:30 p.m. Ken Levine’s First East Coast Reading What is murder? is on point, a hysterical farce from the author of sit-com classics such as “MASH”, “CHEERS”, “FRASIER” and “THE SIMPSONS”.

Ken Levine is a Major League Baseball writer/director/scriptwriter/announcer/cartoonist. Ken has written over 200 TV episodes for shows such as MASH, Cheers, Frasier, The Simpsons and Wings. He directed over 60 television episodes and co-wrote the movie VOLUNTEERS with Tom Hanks and John Candy. He was the play-by-play voice of the Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres and hosted Dodger Talk for eight seasons. He has published six complete plays which have been performed in New York, Los Angeles and around the world. Ken has won a Primetime Emmy, two Writers Guild Awards, a Peoples’ Choice Award, Peabody and Humanitas. Currently, Ken hosts a podcast, Hollywood & Levine, writes a blog,, and is a cartoonist for the New Yorker Magazine. He did more but that’s enough.

Tickets are $20 and are available for purchase in line.

Sitcom Scribe Ken Levine Up Next in Mark Riccadonna

Mark Riccadonna moved to New York in search of himself and happiness. He pursued acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, joining “The Company” after graduation. Soon after, Mark stumbled upon Stand-Up Comedy and found success as a storyteller, performing all over New York City and “on the road.” Mark also performs for Armed Forces Entertainment and has entertained United States and United Nations troops around the world, performing around the world. Outside of comedy, Mark is an accomplished actor, writer, and even director. Most recently Mark had a starring role in the feature film ‘Days of Power’, played Cooler in ‘Un$uited’ and contributed to Saturday Night Live’s ‘Weekend Update’, columnist and travel writer for “Todays Man” magazine. Wrote and directed ‘Radio Gods’ TV pilot, starred in ‘Game Night‘ (New York International Film Festival winner) was seen on AXS TV’s ‘Live at Gotham’, FOX’s ‘Laughs’, heard on Sirius XM and Bob and Tom, and also has a hit podcast “Drinks Jokes and Storytelling” which now has its own channel at

Black Box Performing Arts Center is located at 49 E Palisade Avenue in Englewood, New Jersey. Black Box Performing Arts Center (BBPAC), a 501c3 nonprofit founded in Teaneck 2015 and moved to 49 East Palisade Avenue in Englewood in 2019, and Black Box Studios (BBS), which has operated in Bergen County since 2007, together form Northern NJ’s first combination of acting and performing arts school. BBPAC is a working professional theater run by The Black Box Rep Company, a group of collaborative artists committed to cutting-edge collaborative theatre. The tight-knit community generates full seasons of cutting-edge theater on their own, bringing old and newer classics to life, while developing original works for the intimate stage. Many of these professionals also serve as teaching artists for Black Box Studios, conducting classes and workshops at the theater and at various area schools and organizations, for students currently ages 9 to 81. Our team also focuses on presenting other arts. forms in space, such as comedy and music, as we welcome the emergence of a new and unique artistic community.

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