Mark Olsen

Certified Teacher Emeritus

Currently the resident fight director and stage combat teacher for The Juilliard School.  Head of Acting and Movement, Penn State Graduate Acting Program.  Former Secretary of the Society of American Fight Directors and Vice President of the Association of Theatre Movement Educators. Mark has worked as movement coordinator and fight director for productions at Signature Theatre, Hartford Stage Company, Long Wharf Theatre, Westport Country Playhouse, New York Shakespeare Festival, Houston Shakespeare Festival, The Alley Theatre, Houston Grand Opera, Dallas Theatre Company, and others.  Appeared on Broadway and toured Internationally in the famed mime/mask production, Mummenschanz.  Author of The Golden Buddha Changing Masks, The Actor with a Thousand Faces and Acting: Scene One (co-authored with Steve Broadnax).  Mark has previously taught at Carnegie Mellon University, The University of Houston, Ryerson Theatre School on Toronto, Canada, and others.

 


Skill Proficiency History

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