BIOGRAPHY

 

Mark is a dramaturg, producer and director trained at the VCA (Directing), PACT, and the University of Wollongong (Performance). His practice focuses on new writing, hybrid dramaturgy, and an investigation of ritual, narrative, and mythology in contemporary culture.

 

Mark is the Resident Dramaturg at Malthouse Theatre (2014 – current), a role which includes literary management, programming support, project coordination and providing dramaturgical support across the company’s activities. Recent projects for Malthouse include: Heart is a Wasteland by John Harvey (Brown Cabs), Little Emperors小皇帝 by Lachlan Philpott & Wang Chong (AsiaTOPA), Edward II by Anthony Weigh, Turbine by Dan Giovannoni, Blak Cabaret by Nakkiah Lui (Sydney Festival), Love and Information (STC co-production). Other writers Mark has worked with through Malthouse include Lally Katz, Nicola Gunn, Felix Ho, Michele Lee, Declan Greene, Roslyn Oades and the Belarus Free Theatre. 

 

Mark is co-director of NO SHOW with Bridget Balodis, with whom he has co-created The Séance (LaBoite Indie 2013, 2012 Melbourne Fringe), Unfinished Business (You Are Here Festival 2013, Crack Theatre Festival 2013), Outside Line (Pop Up Playground, 2013) and Shotgun Wedding (2012 Next Wave Festival). 

 

Mark is also coordinator of new writing collective the New Working Group, with whom he has produced Anti-Hamlet by Mark Wilson (Theatre Works, 2016), GROUND CONTROL by Rachel Perks  (Next Wave; Brisbane Festival, 2016), Dream Home by Emilie Collyer (Darebin Arts, 2015), and directed Triumph by Louris van de Geer (fortyfivedownstairs, 2016). Mark was Co-Director/Dramaturg on Wael Zuaiter: Unknown (Theatre Works & Next Wave, 2014), and directed Amy Herzog's 4000 Miles (Red Stitch Actors Theatre, 2013).

 

Mark is a recipient of the Mike Walsh Fellowship, a judge for the Green Room Association Awards' Independent Theatre Panel, and a participant in the Australia Council's Future Leaders Program.

 

Contact me – pritchmark (at) gmail (dot) com

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