Mark O'Flynn graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1979 from Swinburne Institute and later completed a script-writing course at the Victorian College of the Arts. O'Flynn has written 'Jokers at Work' and 'The Surfing Show' for the Mill Theatre and 'Waiters' and 'War 'n' Pieces' for the Victorian Arts Council. As well as plays, he has produced fiction, poetry and radio programmes. In 2001 he was a founding member of Weatherboard Theatre Company and received funding from the New South Wales Ministry for the Arts to write 'Eleanor and Eve' (a play about Eve Langley
and Eleanor Dark
qq.v.), performed by the Railway Street Theatre Company and the Weatherboard Theatre Company at the Q Theatre, Penrith in 2003. In 2007 he was recipient of a writing residency in Ireland funded by the Australia
Council. O'Flynn lives in the Blue Mountains (2006).