is graduate of The Second City Actor Training Program, and has appeared in shows with the Shawnee Professional Theatre Company, The Court Theatre and was a founding member of The Griffin Theatre Company. Mark is currently an Actors' Equity Membership Candidate, a proud member of the Pee Wee Herman Fun Club and a member of The Dramatists Guild of America.
As a director, his production of THE GREAT NEBULA IN ORION was selected to showcase at the American College Theatre Festival and earned both cast members Irene Ryan nominations. His additional directing credits include BEDROOM FARCE, DICK AND JANE and GRACELAND.
As a playwright, Mark has been inspired by Tennessee Williams (for his brilliant use of language), Neil Simon (for his brilliant use of humor), and Penny Sycamore (who wrote plays simply because a typewriter was delivered to her home by mistake).
Mark's plays include RUSSIAN ROULETTE, OUT WITH A BANG, SOMETHING STRANGE IS HAPPENING AT THE C.C.&C., YOUR CHEATIN' HEART & MY FRIDAY NIGHT BLUES and BESTSELLER.
After a nearly 20 year break working in the film industry, Mark was happy to return to his writing. (IMDB him here)
Mark's recent works include EUPHORIA and KILLING KITTENS, which was produced by Theatre on the Square in Indianapolis, Indiana and received a staged reading by La Strada Ensemble Theatre in New Jersey as part of the 2015 Pride Month Rainbow Reading Series.
His musical parody, 43rd STREET was given a staged reading by Three Cat Productions in Chicago and was a finalist in the Shawnee Playhouse Original Script Competition in Pennsylvania.
His current project, THE VULTURES was a runner for the 2018 Robert J. Pickering Award for Playwrighting Excellence in Michigan and the winner of the 2018 Jewel Box Theatre Original Play Contest in Oklahoma. The show finished in the top five scripts in the Rover Dramawerks New Play Contest, was a finalist in the New Works Competition at Khaos Company Theatre and a quarter finalist in the Screen Craft 2018 New Play Competition. The script received staged readings in Chicago by Three Cat Productions, Khaos Company Theatre in Indianapolis, IN and The Downeaster Theatre in Michigan. The script also received online readings by The Shawnee Playhouse and Proud Mary Theatre Company.
THE VULTURES was produced in October 2018 by The Florence Community Players in Omaha, Nebraska, in May of 2019 at Evolution Theatre in Columbus, Ohio and August 2019 at The Lakewood Theatre in Madison, Maine. The script was recently published by Heuer Publishing. If stages can safely reopen, a production of THE VULTURES is scheduled to open in Oklahoma in June 2021.