Mark Armstrong

MARK ARMSTRONG is a Brooklyn-based theater director and the Executive Director for The 24
Hour Plays, where he oversees The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway, The 24 Hour Musicals and
time-limited theater events around the world.

Recent credits include Christopher Shinn’s Falling Away and Dan O’Brien’s From Kandahar to
Canada (both EST) Christopher Shinn’s The Coming World and Lucas Hnath’s Odile’s Ordeal
(both Williamstown), Max Posner’s Old Folks and 30 Million, a new musical by Max Vernon and
Jason Kim (both Keen Company).

He has developed and directed new work at Naked Angels, Primary Stages, Keen Company, New
Dramatists, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Hartford Stage, Lincoln Center Theater,
TheatreSquared, Dorset Theater Festival, Roots & Branches, The Orchard Project, Midtown
Direct Rep, The New York Neo-Futurists and more, including plays by Stephen Adly Guirgis, Liz
Meriwether, Jonathan Marc Sherman, Kate Moira Ryan, Qui Nguyen, Jason Grote, Laura
Jacqmin, Gabe McKinley, Sarah Schulman, Matt Schatz, Ken Greller, Boo Killebrew, Trista
Baldwin, Ken Weitzman, Matt Williams and many others.

Mark spent four years as the Director of New Work for off-Broadway’s Keen Company, where he
created the Keen Playwrights Lab for mid-career playwrights and led Keen Teens, producing
new plays with high school actors from across New York City. During his tenure, Keen produced
and developed new work by Madeleine George, Kristoffer Diaz, Halley Feiffer, Jessica Dickey,
Qui Nguyen, Gabe McKinley, Brooke Berman, Kenny Finkle, Courtney Baron, Lauren Yee, Nick
Gandiello, Hannah Bos and Paul Thureen, Jen Silverman, Michele Lowe and Anna Moench.

As Artistic Director of The Production Company, he produced and directed premiere
productions of Dan O’Brien’s The Angel in the Trees, Blair Singer’s Meg’s New Friend and The
Most Damaging Wound, Stephen Belber’s Melbourne, Liz Meriwether’s The Sound in the
Throat, Beau Willimon’s I Am Ned Kelly, Ben Ellis’ Falling Petals (US Premiere) and others.

As a guest professional, academic directing credits include Emily Mann’s Execution of Justice
for the New York University/Tisch School of the Arts undergraduate mainstage season, as well
as many productions with NYU, Columbia University, The New School for Drama, Stella Adler
Studio of Acting, Atlantic Theater Acting School and the University of South Florida.

Mark spent three years as the Literary Director for Playscripts, Inc, where he compiled and
edited the play collections 24×24: The 24 Hour Plays Anthology and Naked Angels Issues
Projects: Collected Plays. His writing has appeared in American Theatre, HowlRound and the
Brooklyn Rail.

Before coming to New York, he was a director with Dark Horse Theatre Company in his native
Minnesota, where he directed Fat Men in Skirts, The Food Chain, Private Eyes, Five Women
Wearing the Same Dress and Orphans. Proud member: SDC, Ensemble Studio Theatre and
Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab. Instructor: The New School for Drama.

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