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, as a professor of Film Studies.

Playing Politics:  Psychology, Performance, Strategy, and the Elections In Real Time   (Fall 2020)
The Art of Adaptation  (Spring 2021)

The Western Film Genre and the American Frontier Myth
Monsters: A Literary and Cultural Exploration
Culture as History
Why Shakespeare?
Forbidden Knowledge
Politics, Performance and the Public
The Legacy of Conquest
The Coen Brothers
Order and Chaos
History According to Film
Theatre in the Age of Film and Television