MARK MC QUOWN

25933 SANDALIA DR. 

VALENCIA, CA. 91355

PHONE (661) 714-0976

E-MAIL MarkMcQuown@ca.rr.com
AEA & SAG/AFTRA 

Directing Resume 

EDUCATION             
1974                                                             U.C.L.A.                                     Los Angeles, Ca.                        MFA Directing for the Stage
 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  FIRST LADY SUITE
                     By Michael John LaChiusa              Saddleback College Theater Arts Department
                                                                                                       Mission Viejo, California, 2016

            PICASSO AT THE LAPINE AGILE
                     By Steve Martin                                Saddleback College Theatre Arts Department
                                                                                                        Mission Viejo, California, 2015

                       IT’S ALL IN THE TIMING            
                        By David Ives                                      Saddleback College Theatre Arts Department
                                                                                                         Mission Viejo, California, 2014

                                  MACBETH                                 
                       By William Shakespeare                               The Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival
                                                                              Santa Clarita, California, Towsley Canyon, 2012

                             THE TEMPEST                        
                       By William Shakespeare                               The Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival
                                                                                Santa Clarita, California, Towsley Canyon, 2010

         AMERICAN BUFFALO
                           By David Mamet                                                                          The Bull Dog Theatre
                                                                                                                                     Hollywood, 2008

                                                JAKE’S WOMEN                                          
                           By Neil Simon                                                                                 Saddleback College
                                                                                                                Mission Viejo, California, 2008
                                                                                                                                           
 
                                                    THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM                                                    
                                   The Musical By Alfred Uhry & Robert Waldman               Hart High School
                                                                                                                                Newhall, Ca 2007

MUSEUM
                                                By Tina Howe                                                                            Saddleback College                                                                                                                                                              Mission Viejo, Ca. 2006            

 KEYS TO THE KINGDOM
                         By Mark Mc Quown                                                                     Theatre Unlimited
                                                           * LA Weekly Pick of the Week                   Hollywood, Ca. 1997 
                                              * Nominated for 2 NAACP National Theatre Awards                                    

 
TWELFTH NIGHT
                            By William Shakespeare                                                       Santa Clarita Repertory   
                                                                                                                                                     Santa Clarita, Ca.  1996                            
                        
SEVEN KEYS TO BALDPATE
                            By George M. Cohen                                                                        Theater Ulimited
  

​                                                                                           The  Complex, Los Angeles, Ca.1995
                                                                                                                        
ON THE VERGE
                    By Eric Overmeyer                                                 California Institute of the Arts
                                                                                                                                                                    Valencia, Ca.  1994                                             
                                                                                                                              
        A LITTLE MEDITATION    
                          By Buddy and Maximum Mix                                            Richard Basehart Theatre
                                         * Nominated, 7 NAACP National Theatre Awards             Encino, Ca. 1994  
   * World Premiere Musical 
                                            
   THE TRIUMPH OF DEATH

                                                                  By Frederic Rzewski             California Institute Of The Arts

​                                             World Premiere Opera, World Music Festival              Valencia, CA 1992
                                                                                                                                           
     ELEEMOSYNARY
                                                                    By Lee Blessing                            Sirius Theatre Company
                                                                                                                                   Boulder, Co.  1990

GO BACK FOR MURDER
                                                                  By Agatha Christie                               St. Bart’s Playhouse
                                                                    *Off Broadway                                 New York City, 1988

THE COLLECTED WORKS OF BILLY THE KID
                                                                  By Michael Ondaatje                        Sirius Theatre Company
                                                                                                                                    Boulder, Co.  1986

    THE STRING GAME
                                                      By Mark Mc Quown and Kay Cook              Sirius Theatre Company
                                                                    * World Premiere                                     Boulder, Co.  1988
 
  PJ
                                                                            By Mark Mc Quown                           Sirius Theatre Company         

                                                    PJ is now a movie starring John Heard                       Boulder, Co.  1988

     18K’S
                                                                            By Garr Lang                                 Hartley House Theatre
                                                                            * Off Broadway                                  New York City 1987

             THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND
                                                                             By Tom Stoppard                                   The Guild Theatre
                                                                                                                                            Boulder, Co.  1987
 
            NOISES OFF
                                                                           By Michael Frayne                                 Nomad’s Playhouse
                                                                                                                                             Boulder, Co.  1986
         
            ACROSS THE UNIVERSE
                                                                   Original, Black, Sci-Fi Musical                         18th Street Theatre
                                                                            * Off Off Broadway                              New York City, 1984 

              ROCKY FLATS
                                                                                  By Tom Mayer             University of Colorado at Boulder
                                                                       * World Premiere Musical                                               CO, 1980

 
                    Plays Directed Prior to 1980            

          CELEBRATION (Musical)
         THE RULING CLASS
         NIGHT MUST FALL
            THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM (Musical)
         THE GREEN ROOM
               by Robert Eisele, Emmy Award winner for the Cagney & Lacey Show

        TWELFTH NIGHT 
                A Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Young Shakespeare Production, 1978

   EQUUS
          by Peter Shaffer – Nomads Playhouse, Boulder, Co. 1977
                                                                                                          
LOOT
            by Joe Orton– Showcase Theatre, San Francisco, Ca.  1976

 
 Plays directed at UCLA for the MFA in Directing, 1971-1974

  THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE (Master’s Thesis Production)
      AFTER THE FALL
         GOATS by Robert Eisele
   HARRY THERE AIN’T NOBODY HERE BUT YOU by Robert Eisele


 Plays directed prior to 1973
                                                                                         
I DO I DO
    The Musical – College of the Redwoods, Ca. 1973
      THE MEASURES TAKEN
by Bertolt Brecht – New Shakespeare Company, San Francisco, Ca. 1974
       TARTUFFE    
by Moliere – U.S. Army U.S.O., Kaiserslautern, Germany, 1969
            THE WONDERFUL ICE-CREAM SUIT
  by Ray Bradbury - Scripps College, Claremont, Ca.  1966
         THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT

        Pomona Community Theatre, Ca. 1965

 
​                              Professional Organizations                          
        Actor’s Equity Association, New York City
       Screen Actors Guild/AFTRA, Los Angeles
     The New York Dramatist Guild, New York City
  The Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights

             Faculty, The American Musical and Dramatic Academy of Los Angeles
Faculty, University of Colorado, Boulder, Department of Theatre and Dance
Faculty, California Institute of The Arts, School of Theatre
Faculty, Hong Kong Academy for The Performing Arts, School of Technical Theatre
Faculty, Theatre Arts Department, Pasadena City College
Associate Faculty, Theater Arts Department, Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, Ca

       
      Professional References 
            Mr. Rocky Cifone, Dean, Fine Arts Division, Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA
            Mr. Kent Mc Fann, Faculty, Theatre Arts, Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA.
            Miss. Christine White, Faculty, English Department, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN
            Mr. Michael Seel, Producing Director, Boston Court Theatre, Pasadena, CA
            Mr. Michael Smith, Faculty Designer, California Institute of The Arts, Valencia, CA
            John Heard, Stage and Film actor.

 



 


It's All In The Timing by David Ives, Directed by Mark Mc Quown, Costume Design by Lynn Mc Quown, Light Design by Tim Swiss, Produced by Saddleback College Mission Viejo, CA, Theater Arts Department, Studio Theater 2016