Mark Gorman, graduated from Radford University with a BFA in acting. He then went on to complete the semester-long intensive with the National Theatre Institute located at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center in Waterford, CT. Mark then moved to New York having secured an internship with Circle Repertory Theatre, at the time New York’s premier Off-Broadway Theatre Company.
During his 16 years in NYC, Mark appeared in dozens of plays ranging from Off-Broadway to not even close to Broadway. Roles ranged from the lovable Gentleman Caller “Glass Menagerie” To the feared Murderer/Abuser in “Legacies” and many Cops, Priests and Lovers in between. Many of the plays Mark appeared in were first runs and premiers. He assisted in a number of writer workshops helping writers develop strong characters. Mark also appeared in a number of classics such as “Romeo and Juliet,” “As You Like It,” “A Midsummer’s Night Dream,” and “Three Sisters.”
For three summers Mark worked at the French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts, the world’s largest arts summer camp. While at French Woods he taught stage craft, directed several productions, and coached circus skills such as “Flying Trapeze, Teeter Board, Juggling, Clowning and Acrobatics. He even re-wrote the entire circus program making it much more theatrical in presentation.
Mark spent 6 years acting in a troupe that presented real-life scenarios to professional athletes. These scenarios were used to teach players from NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB to recognize and handle ertain situations they could find themselves in off the field. Many of these scenes required the athletes themselves to improvise a solution to the problems presented.
Since moving to Charleston just over a year ago, Mark has appeared in a number of industrial videos, several plays, and co-produced and arranged an Evening of Edgar Allen Poe at Fort Moultrie. In the near future, he will be producing and directing a short film as well as a play about Jackson Pollock and his wife, Lee, and finally finishing the musical he has been writing now for the last 10 months.