Hi, I'm Mark.
I'm a dramaturg and a theatre-maker.
I'm interested in how theatre works, and how to make it work for everyone.
If you want to talk, email me.
Mark Pritchard is a dramaturg and theatre-maker. He trained at the Victorian College of the Arts, and the University of Wollongong. His practice focuses on new play development, cross-artform conversations, and using the tools of dramaturgy outside the theatre context. He's interested in how theatre works, and how to make it work for everyone.
Since 2014, Mark has been the New Work Manager & Resident Dramaturg at Malthouse Theatre. He manages their new play commissions, works in development, artist development programs, and provides dramaturgical support across the company’s activities.
Recent plays he has developed include: Stay Woke by Aran Thangaratnam, K-BOX by Ra Chapman, The Return by John Harvey, Hello, World! By Natesha Somasundaram, Atomic by Amelia Chandos Evans, Going Down by Michele Lee, Heart is a Wasteland by John Harvey (Brown Cabs), and Little Emperors 小皇帝 by Lachlan Philpott (AsiaTOPA). He was also the dramaturg on Malthouse Theatre's 2021 large-scale immersive production Because The Night.
With his partner Arie Rain Glorie, Mark established the Centre for Dramaturgy and Curation to explore the intersections and expanded applications of these two fields of practice.
He was a founding member of artist collective New Working Group, and co-director of interactive theatre outfit NO SHOW.
Mark is chair of the Green Room Association Awards' Independent Theatre Panel, a recipient of the Mike Walsh Fellowship, a member of Australian Plays Transform's National Advisory Panel, and a participant in the Australia Council's Future Leaders Program.
email pritchmark <at> gmail.com