Chair Department of Theatre Arts, University of Idaho

Mark is a talented and genuine acting coach and teacher.  It is not easy to translate American acting technique to Egyptian Nationals and even harder to make Shakespeare “ring true”.   His rigor, singular vision, discipline, training, mentoring, and effort produced a well-received and polished production for the university.    As an acting and movement teacher he is in the top ten percentile of his peers.   His directing skills are of a high caliber as well and grow at a solid pace with his continued experiences.   I enjoyed our collaboration and the ability to work with him.   You are going to be hard pressed to find as genuine a human and as skilled an acting teacher as Mark.   His directing on the performance end is equally as solid and will continue to make an impression on the AUC theatre program.   He will continue to produce great shows, with solid acting, and refined taste.