:  Film, Theater, Opera, American Studies

Email: harmark at evergreen.edu
Office:   SEM 2 – B3104
Telephone:   (360) 867-645four
Office hours:  by appointment

Playing Politics:  Psychology, Performance, Strategy and the Elections In Real Time (Fall 2016 and Winter 2017)
Mortality (Spring 2017)

New York University
Ph.D.     Performance Studies, 1989

Dissertation:  New Vaudeville: Variety Artists in the
Contemporary American Theatre

Thesis Director: Dr. Brooks McNamara

University of California, Santa Barbara
M.A.      Dramatic Art   (acting/directing)
B.A.       English   (music minor)

Mark Harrison joined the Evergreen faculty in 2004 after six years as Head of the MFA Professional Directing Program at the University of Washington. In addition to supervising dozens of student directed plays and film/video projects at UW, he directed Coriolanus, Measure for Measure, a new adaptation of Frank Wedekind’s Spring Awakening, and the premiere of Going Through His Things by Steven Dietz. Mark also taught a wide range of courses in acting, directing, Shakespeare and other verse playwrights, as well as writing, acting and directing for the camera. His other teaching assignments have included the University of Texas, Smith College, and the Lincoln Center Institute in New York.  Internationally, Mark has enjoyed extended residencies as a visiting professor in American Studies at Universität Hamburg in Germany and at the University of Hyogo in Kobe, Japan, where he taught a film studies course.

Professional credits

On the home front, Mark has the good fortune to be married to Laura Worthen, an accomplished actress, educator and pediatric speech therapist. He is the proud father of two children – Nevin Bey and Finley. Mark and his family live in Seattle.