President and Producing Artistic Director-Great Lakes Michael Chekhov Consortium
Mark currently serves as President and Producing Artistic Director for the Great Lakes Michael Chekhov Consortium (GLMCC.) He earned is MFA in Acting from West Virginia University and his BFA in Acting from the conservatory program at University of North Carolina School of the Arts. He is a Certified Master Teacher of the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique and is a member of the Michael Chekhov Association (MICHA.) Monday has taught at Kent State University, Ohio University, University of Georgia, and Santa Clara University in California. While in the Bay Area, Mark acted in <em>Smoke on the Mountain </em><em></em> at Tabard Theatre, <em>Waiting for Letfy </em>at Fess Parker Studio Theatre, and with Danny Glover in <em>The California Innocence Project.</em> During his tenure at Santa Clara, Mark was hired by the United States Army to act and teach the Michael Chekhov technique at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (S.H.A.P.E.) base near Mons, Belgium. There he played Lt. Col. Jessup in <em>A Few Good Men</em> and taught workshops to civilians and military personnel from every NATO nation. Mark has performed in the Cleveland area at Porthouse Theatre in <em>Anything Goes, The Music Man, </em><em>A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,</em> <em>Inherit the Wind </em>at The Cleveland Playhouse, and <em>Annie</em> at The Beck Center. Mark's extensive directing credits include favorites <em>King Lear, Once On This Island, The Learned Ladies, As You Like It, Moby Dick-Rehearsed, </em>and sadly, the final professional production of<em> </em><em>Seven Guitars</em> prior to the death of August Wilson. In 2012, Monday directed the world premiere play, <em>Mona Lisa</em> by Ron Burch. Recent directing credits include <em>A Midsummer Night's Dream</em>, <em>The Crucible, Hamlet, </em><em>The Grapes of Wrath, Wonderful Town </em>and<em> Three Sisters.</em> <em></em>Mark has a long list of fight directing assignments including King Richard's Renaissance Faire, Chicago Renaissance Faire, <em>Richard III, Three Muskateers, Tom Jones,</em> and <em>A View From the Bridge</em>. As a composer, Mark has written music for the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, North Carolina Medieval Faire at Castle McCullough, and for university productions across the U.S.
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