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Professor Mark O’Thomas is Pro Vice Chancellor at the University of Greenwich in London. He was formerly Dean of Academic Affairs at Newcastle University, and Head of the School of Fine & Performing Arts at the University of Lincoln. Mark also worked at the BBC for ten years as a channel director.

Mark’s work (research and practice) for theatre has been principally in two areas: contemporary playwriting, and the translation/adaptation of works from Portugal and Brazil for the British stage. He has received commissions from the Royal National Theatre and the Royal Court Theatre, and his adaptation of the Jorge Amado novel Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands was produced by the Lyric Hammersmith. He is currently co-editing a special issue of the Comparative Drama journal (on the topic of London and theatre) and a new edited collection on the television anthology series American Horror Story.