Mark Walter Braswell (ASCAP) is a composer, lyricist, playwright, and producer. At the beginning of 2013, Mark relocated from Washington, DC, to Miami Beach. Here he has finished researching and writing a new musical based on Operation Pedro Pan, which is entitled Cuban Courage. Previously, Mark has written several musicals and cabarets, which have been produced in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington. His most recently produced musical is Paying the Price, which tells the story of his father’s experiences in WWII as a tail gunner on a B-17 and then POW. This show enjoyed a successful premier by the Cape Fear Regional Theatre, in conjunction with the U.S. Army’s Airborne and Special Operations Museum in NC, which was followed by other productions. In addition, Mark has written several short plays, music for special events and benefits, and scores for short films.