In rehearsal with the cast of Dancing at Lughnasa, a graduation play at The Academy in the spring of 2016.
Emma Lynch as Queen Christina of Sweden in The Abdication, a graduation play at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, directed by Mark Knowles, and presented in May 2015.
Emma Lynch and Drew Knigga in The Abdication, directed by Mark in 2015.
Nicholas Beeler and Kimberly Terry in The Abdication, at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in May 2015
The Abdication at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, directed by Mark Knowles. In this photo – KImberly Terry, Emma Lynch, Taylor Wilcox, and Harry Taylor.
First cast of The Miss Firecracker Contest performed AADA in August of 2014 and directed by Mark. From left to right: Carter Dodd, Marissa Riggs (seated on floor), Mary Somers, Ivonne Navarro, Buffy LeBlanc, Roy Ellison.
Second cast of The Miss Firecracker Contest at AADA. From left to right: Mike Altieri, Alyssa Beltran, Lydia Backhouse, Hannah Carter, Lakisha Berry, and Tony Beguez.
The cast of As It Is in Heaven, a graduation play at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. The play about the Shakers was directed by Mark and opened on May 11, 2014. In this photo of the opening confession scene, from left to right: Martina Lavignasse, Sonia Solano, Connie Galvan, Alison Myers, Erin Feaster, Valeria Rifici, Carly Mariner, Amy Letcher, and Blair Baker.
The cast of As It Is in Heaven, directed by Mark at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in 2014.
One of the casts of Almost, Maine, a comedy exam play directed by Mark at AADA in April 2014. From left to right: Johan Badh, Ginny Hill, Jake Keating, Payton Marshall, Londa Gioya Tuma-Waku, Jamar-Glen Bajala, Kayleigh Matthews, Tyler Johnson, Courtney O’Donnell, Marcus Karlsson.
The cast of North Shore Fish, part of the second year One Act Series at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. The play was performed in January 2014. From left to right: Chloe Carrera, Rudy Solis, Shereen Walker, Kevin Medina, Meagan Hollier, Britney Vargas, Mark Knowles, Jenny Cadena, Alicia Gakima, and Taylor Tait.
Goofing off with the cast of North Shore Fish at the American Academy.
Mark with the cast of The American Clock, an exam play presented in December 2013 at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. From left to right back row: Randon Welch, Alejandro Valera, Mark Knowles, David Ryer, Daniel Egan. Middle row: Jake Keating, Alex Gunter, Courtney Churchill, Andrew Nunez, Gerardo Velasquez, Lindsey Norris, Sarah Swerid, Chris Chapman. Seated: Liam Silbernagel, Kaitlen O’Connell.
The cast of The Rememberer, an exam play at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts that Mark directed in December 2013. From left to right back row: Christian Cuevas, Bianca Romero, Emily Tunon, Thomas Allen, Angelica Solis, Alexander Hampton. Front row: Liam Silbernagel, Amal Khalif, Ruby Gonzalez, Daisy Flores, Patrick J. Graham.
The cast of The Glass Menagerie. From left to right: Director Betty Karlen, Isabelle Samuelson, Pamela Scott, Mitchell Newell, and Robert Marchand. Mark staged the movement for the Company play at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in October 2013.
Production shot from You Never Can Tell presented at Occidental College in 2012. Mark choreographed the musical numbers. The show was directed by John Bouchard.
Part of the cast of A Christmas Carol which Mark co-driected and co-choreographed with Alison England for Richard Seymour and the San Marino Community Theater Company in 2012.
The cast of Almost, Maine, an exam play at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, presented in the Spring of 2012. Mark directed the play with two casts. In this production from left to right: Priscilla Chacon, Kevin Valles, Paulina Guitron, David Nichols, Jr., Rhianmor Thomas, Marco Silvestri, Alicia Roye, Cole Avery, Melyssa Charles, and Mitchell Newell.
The Baby Dance, an American Academy of Dramatic Arts first year exam play presented in the fall 2012 The show was directed by Mark. From left to right: Daniel Fieber, Blair Baker, Henry Clarke, Amy Counts, Jon Tosetti, and Drayton DeBusk
Cast of La Ronde backstage at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Fall 2012. The Company production was directed by Carl Reggiardo and choreographed by Mark. From left to right: Erica Stenberg, McKenna White, Michael Harrison, Carl Reggiardo, Madison Cassaday, Brice Mitchell Williams, Nicholas McDonald, Nicholas Fagerberg, (front row) Shayna Harvey, Skylar Denny, and Alice Finlay.
With the cast of Dancing at Lughnasa, a graduation play at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, which Mark directed and choreographed in May 2011. Left to right: Chad Ratto, Sarah Hopkins ( hidden by Chad’s hat,) Anastasia Narinskiy, Adam Messana, Alice Finlay, Mark, and Adam Findley.
Mark with Shannon Madden and Anastasia Narinskiy during rehearsals for Dancing at Lughnasa in 2011 at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
“Shipoopi” from The Music Man at Richard Seymour’s Summer Theatre Camp in 2011. Mark directed and choreographed the musical.
Annie and Daddy Warbucks in the musical Annie which Mark directed and choreographed in 2010. The show was done in San Marino as part of Richard Seymour’s Summer Theatre Camp.
Production shot of Hair at the Keck Theatre at Occidental College in 2009. The musical was directed by Alan Freeman and choreographed by Mark Knowles.
Cast members from the Richard Seymour Theatre Camp production of the Wizard of Oz in 2008. Mark directed and choreographed the show, but had to leave during the last week for eye surgery, so Mark’s assistant Christina Benthall, and Richard finished the show.
Production of The Mikado presented at the Keck Theatre at Occidental College in 2007. Directed by Alan Freeman and choreographed by Mark Knowles.
The Mikado at Occidental College in 2007. Mark choreographed the who.
The Mikado at Occidental College which Mark choreographed it in 2007
Mark greasing up the boys’ hair for the musical Grease in 2007. The show was presented by Richard Seymour’s Summer Theatre Camp.
Cast members from the production of Grease at Richard Seymour’s Summer Theatre Camp for children in 2007. Mark directed and choreographed the show.
The cast of Grease, presented at Beverly Hills High School in 1987. Mark choreographed the musical.
Some of the children in Lil’ Abner at the Long Beach Civic Light Opera Youth Conservatory in 1986. Mark choreographed the show.
“Cell Block Tango” from Chicago at UC Irvine. Mark choreographed the show in 1985.
The Vaudeville Follies, Mark’s senior Thesis project at Wesleyan University, in Middletown, CT in 1976. Mark wrote, directed, choreographed, and performed in the musical extravaganza.