Mark is an established British theatre director, based in London. More recently, he has started to develop his work as a writer/director in film. GANEF is his first original short.
FILM: In 2016, Mark directed two short films he adapted from Shakespeare's Henry VIII and Antony & Cleopatra, for BFI & Shakespeare's Globe, shot on location at Hampton Court, London and the Red Pyramid, Cairo respectively. His co-written screenplay of MAKING NOISE QUIETLY, the feature film adaptation of Robert Holman's acclaimed play, directed by Dominic Dromgoole for Open Palm Films, is currently on UK theatrical release.
THEATRE: Mark has been directing theatre since 1999, when he won the JMK Young Directors Award and founded Dumbfounded Theatre in 2001. His work has been seen across the UK, in Japan and the US. From 2011 to 2013, Mark was Associate Director at the National Theatre Studio, London, the development hub of the National Theatre responsible for early development on shows like Warhorse and Curious Incident of the Dog in The Nighttime. He was Associate Director at Leeds Playhouse from 2013 to 2016 where he directed many productions.
Recent theatre work includes: Missing People by Brad Birch (New National Theatre, Tokyo, Leeds Playhouse, Kani Public Arts Theater, 2020); US premiere of Eve Ensler's Fruit Trilogy (Abingdon/Lucille Lortel Theater, New York); Oscar Wilde's De Profundis, starring Simon Callow (Classic Spring/Vaudeville Theatre, London); Animal Wisdom (Bushwick Starr, New York - Time Out Critics Pick, Vulture's Top 10 Shows in New York 2017), Waiting For Godot (Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol & tour) and The Country (Gorch Brothers, Tokyo).