Mark Armstrong

MARK ARMSTRONG is a Brooklyn-based theater director and the Executive
Director for The 24 Hour Plays. Recent directing credits include
Christopher Shinn’s The Coming World, Lucas Hnath’s Odile’s Ordeal
(both Williamstown), Dan O’Brien’s From Kandahar to Canada (EST), Old
Folks by Max Posner and 30 Million, a new musical with music and
lyrics by Max Vernon and book by Jason Kim (Keen Company).

He has developed and directed new plays at Naked Angels, Primary
Stages, New Dramatists, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Hartford Stage,
Lincoln Center Theater @ HERE, TheatreSquared, Roots&Branches, The New
York Neo-Futurists and many more. 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 the five
boroughs of New York City. He also 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.

As Artistic Director of The Production Company, he 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, Alan Berks’ Goats (NY Premiere), Ben Ellis’ Falling
Petals (US Premiere) and Beneath Us, Patricia Cornelius’ Love (US
Premiere), Ross Mueller’s Pinter’s Explanation and Brendan Cowell’s
967 Tuna.

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.