Mark Ewert

Mark Ewert

Marcus Ewert, previously known as Marcus Ewert, is an American writer, actor and director, living in San Francisco.

Marcus Ewert began making and appearing in films in the 1990s. He has worked with a number of notable and avant garde directors as an actor. He has appeared in the Gus Van Sant short film Four Naked Boys and a Gun, in Sadie Benning's Flat Is Beautiful, and the movie Frisk by Todd Verow. In 2008, the feature filmThe Lollipop Generation by G.B. Jones was released starring Mark Ewert in a lead role, alongside Jena von Brucker, Vaginal Davis and Joel Gibb. . As well, Ewert has acted on stage in theater, appearing in Reduced by Rachel Levitsky and Camile Roy at the Jon Sims Center in San Francisco, as a part of Jubilee, the poets theater festival.

His first collaborative work as a director was with Joshua Tager: together they made A New Flag. He then began collaborating with David Crystallah, making several films together in 1998. These films played frequently at film festivals. In 1999, he began working with David Cutler. The two created Piki & Poko, first released in the 2000s. These animated short flash cartoons created for the Internet were immediately successful and have been distributed by Mondo Mini Shows. There have been thirty three episodes scripted and twenty eight have been released. The episode entitled Taking The Dare! also appeared on Season 6 of the Emmy Award winning PBS series, Independent Lens . The series began airing on the Logo channel in 2008, as part of the Alien Boot Camp animation anthology.

Mark Ewert is also a writer whose work has appeared in a number of anthologies and other publications, including the 2004 Lambda Literary Award winning non-fiction anthology I Do/ I Don't. He has participated in the 'Litquake Literary Festival' and the 'Porch Light' reading series, both held in San Francisco. He has appeared in such literary journals as Shampoo, Suspect Thoughts, Star*line, and For Immediate Release. He was co-editor of Ruh Roh, an anthology of artists' work that included pieces by Kathy Acker, Allen Ginsberg, Gregg Araki, Gus Van Sant, Dennis Cooper, Clive Barker, Paul McCarthy, Mike Diana, Sadie Benning, and many others. His book 10,000 Dresses, illustrated by Rex Ray, was published by Seven Stories Press in September 2008.

Mark Ewert is well known for being the last lover of William Burroughs , which he has written about for publication, and as a lover of Allen Ginsburg's while at Naropa University. He is presently writing his memoirs of these, and other events.

Mark has been the subject of the work of several artists; the writers Allen Ginsberg and Dennis Cooper; and the photographers Daniel Nicoletta , Rick Castro, and Marc Gellar, whose well-known photos of Mark and Moon Trent are featured on the covers of two Pansy Division CDs, Deflowered (1994) and Wish I'd Taken Pictures (1996).


As Director

  • Piki & Poko (with David Cutler) 2002 - (Thirty Three episodes)
  • Porno Bondage (with David Cutler) 1999
  • Baby Spice With Angel Dust (with David Crystallah) 1998
  • Dickcam: Balls & Nuts (with David Crystallah) 1998
  • Inside Scoop (with David Crystallah) 1998
  • Lesbian Separatist Barbie (with David Crystallah) 1998
  • A New Flag (with Joshua Tager) 1996

As Actor


  • 10,000 Dresses, Marcus Ewert, illustrations by Rex Ray, Seven Stories Press, 2008 ISBN 1583228500
  • Twenty Epics, edited by Susan Groppi and David Moles, Lulu, 2006: ISBN 978-1847280664
  • Best Gay Erotica 2006, edited by Richard Labonte and Matt Bernstein Sycamore, Cleis Press, 2006: ISBN 978-1573442251
  • I Do/ I Don't: Queers On Marriage, edited by Greg Wharton and Ian Philips, Suspect Thoughts Press, 2004: ISBN 0-9746388-7-0
  • Pills, Chills, Thrills and Heartache: Adventures in the First Person, edited by Michelle Tea and Clint Catalyst, Alyson Publications, 2004 ISBN 9781555837532
  • Van Gogh's Ear, French Connection Press, 2003, ISBN 2914853017
  • Ruh Roh, edited by Mark Ewert and Mitchell Watkins, published by Feature Inc. and Instituting Contemporary Idea, NYC, 1992


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