Mark is a graduate of both Oxford University and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RSAMD as was!) He worked as an actor across Scotland as well as internationally. He now works as a lecturer in acting and directs across several programmes at the RCS.
For RCS he has directed:
‘The House That Mannon Built’ (an adaptation of Mourning Becomes Elektra), They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?, Middletown, August: Osage County, Antigone, Beautiful Thing, Scavengers and most recently a bilingual production (BSL and English) of Linda McLean’s Glory on Earth.
With colleague Katya Kamotskaia, he has adapted and co-directed several Russian classics including The Sunbeam (a version of Ostrovsky’s The Storm), The Cherry Orchard, The Seagull, Vassa, Crime and Punishment and Feast in Time of Plague – the last two both won awards at VGIK International Student Theatre Festival, Moscow. They have also written about Stanislavski in the recent Routledge companion.
With Hugh Hodgart, he was assistant director on Victory and directed Eight by Ella Hickson for New Up North Scotland Theatre co., both performed at Tron Theatre.