Head of Department - Humanities
Interim Head of Department - Drama School
Mark Griffin has worked internationally as a theatre director and educator for the past 15 years, focused mostly on youth, community, and conflict resolution work.
As a lecturer Mark taught at Goldsmiths College, Coventry University and was Head of Performing Arts at Canterbury College prior to joining St Mary’s in 2006.
His professional directing credits include Henry V (One of US?) and Valhalla for RSC Education; The Wind in the Willows, Jack Cade, The Red, Red Robin for Sevenoaks Playhouse; The Quality of Mercy, Playhouse Creatures and most recently Tender Souls, a play specially commissioned to celebrate the 110th anniversary of Richmond Theatre all for Ambassadors Theatre group.
For subVERSE Theatre company he has directed fringe premieres of Chief, Dinnertime and OxfamC**t at Theatre 503. Site specific work includes Purka and Shadow on Icelandic volcanoes for the National Theatre of Iceland and Novocento with students from the University of Genoa.
He is currently developing projects in partnership with the National Trust which explores ways in which heritage sites can provide a stimulus for community focused storytelling and performance work.
Mark is an associate member of the National Youth Theatre and Spiral Theatre.
Drama St Mary's - Mark Griffin's blog
Theatre for a Change
International Theatre of The Oppressed Organisation