Mark has an M.A. in theatre from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and is a third year MFA Directing graduate student at the University of Memphis. He has more than 21 years of directing and teaching experience in theatre, physics, and philosophy and is a former Director of Theatre and Science Department Chair. Some musicals and plays he has directed include the world premiere of Empires of Eternal Void, Les Misérables, Arabian Nights, Metamorphoses, Aida, Love's Labour's Lost, Our Town, Picnic, The Philadelphia Story, Macbeth, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, A Streetcar Named Desire, Fame, Rumors, and Noises Off. In recent years, Mark has directed and performed in numerous university and community theatre productions in Omaha including Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Any Number Can Die, Death by Design, Barefoot in the Park, Wait Until Dark, Our Town, Come Blow Your Horn, Plaza Suite, The Diary of Anne Frank, and To Kill a Mockingbird. He has been an actor and director for the Great Plains Theatre Conference and served on the organizing committee for the 2014 Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed international conference.