Coordinator, Acting Program — Toronto Film School
Artistic/Managing Director — Rogue & Peasant Theatre Co
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Bio: Mark Ingram received his M.F.A. from York University (Theatre Performance, plus Voice Teaching diploma) and his B.Sc. from Syracuse University (Telecommunications production).
Since ’83 Mark has been involved in all aspects of putting on a play, working as a director, actor, fight choreographer, vocal coach, producer, stage manager, lighting and sound designer/technician, stage hand and carpenter. He is an active and in-demand fight director, actor, director and voice coach both in Canada and the United States. His teaching benefits from all his experience by taking on a unique blend of these disciplines.
Since ’89 he has been a company member of Shakespeare & Co. in Lenox, MA, for whom he continues to teach and choreograph. In ’92 he became Associate Director of Artists for a Physical Theatre, a company he formed with his mentor Tony Simotes. In ’99 Mark became founding Artistic/Managing Director of the Rogue And Peasant Theatre Company. In 2006 he formed Rough Magic Workshops (with fellow York classmates Melee Hutton and David Matheson) – a company, initially, dedicated to exploring Shakespeare’s texts in terms of breath, heart and mind.
Mark is a member of CAEA (Canadian Actors Equity Association), ACTRA, Society of Canadian Fight Directors, Theatre Ontario’s Talent Bank, VASTA (Voice And Speech Trainers Assoc.), and ATME (Association of Theatre Movement Educators).
Teaching credits include: York University, Toronto Film School, Randolph Academy, Humber College’s School of Comedy, Algonquin College, Shakespeare & Co., Canadian National Voice Intensive, USC School of Drama, M.I.T., Equity Showcase, Actors’ Tutorial, Theatre Ontario’s Summer Courses, Queen’s University and numerous community theatres throughout Ontario. Acting credits (for stage) include: No Exit, The Idiots Karamazov, Betrayal, The Black Bonspiel of Wully MacCrimmon, The Foursome, Ned Durango Comes To Big Oak, The Affections of May, Rock and Roll, MacBeth, and A Streetcar Named Desire. Directing credits include: Jupiter In July, To Die For, Endgame, Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, Bloody Business, Chapter Two, Twelfth Night, I Hate Hamlet, and Barrymore. Choreography credits include: The Princess Bride, I Hate Hamlet, Twelfth Night, Faust, Hamlet, Shattered Secrets, Brilliant Traces, Macbeth, Scheherazade, Oklahoma, and Les Liaisons Dangereuses.
Mark lives in Toronto with his wife Pamela and sons Charlie and Jamie.