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Mark Down - Artistic Director    
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Mark qualified as a doctor in 1993. He retrained as an actor at Central School of Speech and Drama in 1995, and co-founded Blind Summit Theatre in 1997 with theatre designer NICK BARNES.

For Blind Summit he writes, directs, performs and makes coffee.

 

FOR BLIND SUMMIT:

Performer: The Table (2011-present), The Heads (2013), A Dog's Heart (2010), Professor Hilary's Lecture (for Panacea Superspa 2009), On Emotion (2008), Madam Butterfly (2005), Low Life (2005), Moving Songs (with Wandering Minstrel), The Spaceman (2002-2005), Tramping the Boards (2002).

Director: Citizen Puppet (2015), The Table (2011-present), Le Rossignol (Bregenz Festival, 2014), The Heads (2013), Be Safe (RSC & British Museum 2012), My Father was a Wandering Aramean (2010), The Call of the Wild (2010), 1984 (2009), An Odde Angel (2008), Real Man (2007), Low Life (2005/06), A Puppet in the Works (2004), Martin's Wedding (2004), Pirate Puppetry (2003), Mr China's Son (2002), Moving Songs (with Wandering Minstrel 2005), The Spaceman (2002-2005), Tramping the Boards (2002).

Director of Puppetry: The Magic Flute (2013-14), London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony (2012), A Dog's Heart (2010), His Dark Materials (2009), Origins (2009), Shunkin (2008), Faeries (2008), Running the Silk Road (2008), Black River Falls (2008), The Time Step (2008), Madam Butterfly (2005/06), A Dulditch Angel (2005), Cherevichki (2004)

Writing: Citizen Puppet (20150, The Table (2011-present), 1984 (a new adaptation of George Orwell's novel 2009), Low Life (2005).

 

OTHER

ACTOR/ PUPPETEER: for London Bubble, Cardboard Citizens, Stanley Hall Opera, Treadwell Gallery, Wireframe, Dynamic New Animation, Theatre Rites, Globe Players, Midsummer Actors, Economical Truth, Turning Point TC and various roles on TV and commercials including Adam in Eastenders. He has appeared as a TV Doctor on the couch with Julia Carling in Granada Breeze, and wrote a medical column for Zest Magazine. He does occasional stand up comedy playing various characters including "Wolfie" - a german porno director.

 

Mark served on the board of the Puppet Centre in 2003 and helped to guide their new vision for the future. He created their web newsletter "Animations Online".

 

PUPPETS:

Sorrow
Bud
Kevin
Professor Hilary
Traveller
Tramp

 

Nick Barnes
Mark Down
Stephanie Hay
Melissa Wilkins
Fergus Waldron
Fiona Clift
Sean Garratt
Laura Caldow
Jake Waring
Simon Scardifield
Samuel Dutton
Ruth Paton
Rachel Good

 

 

TESTING PANACEA
PICTURES of MARK ACTING
FLAT IN FRENCH ALPS FOR RENT
ARMCHAIR WARMONGER
WOLFIE

     
Blind Summit Theatre
Unit 10, Grenville Workshops, 2a Grenville Road, London, N19 4EH
020 7272 9020 - info@blindsummit.com