Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Mark moved to New York to pursue an acting dream sparked at age 8 by Beauty and the Beast on Broadway.
Making swift use of his degree, a BFA with honors in acting with an emphasis in Original works from Cornish College of the Arts, Mark premiered and toured his first solo show, CODA (Children of Deaf Adults), to 6 Fringe Festivals around the US and Canada in 2015. A touching and comedic piece about growing up hearing with Deaf parents, CODA was called "passionately told" by Theater is Easy, and landed on Ken Davenport's "10 shows that stand out at the Fringe" list, as well as Theatermania's "7 shows to see at FringeNYC in 2015".
CODA earned Mark praise for being an "engaging storyteller" by Plank Magazine and won Chicago Fringe's Pass-holder's Pick Award. You can purchase a copy of CODA by clicking here.
Since returning from tour, he has focused on a handful of diverse projects, including reimagined Shakespeare, quirky clown pieces, a new super hero musical, directing new works, and has started writing a new play exploring unforgivable acts.
Currently based in Brooklyn, New York, Mark is a passionate and versatile storyteller who finds equal joy in musical, classical, and comedic pursuits. In his spare time, he enjoys Star Wars and tabletop games, yoga, and dad jokes.