Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 2:30-4:00p.m. or by appointment
Mark Alan Gordon (Guest Lecturer) has been a member of Actors’ Equity Association and the Screen Actors’ Guild for almost 25 years. Prior to teaching at the University of Vermont, Mr. Gordon was the Associate Director of the MFA Program at Case Western Reserve University in conjunction with the Cleveland Playhouse from 2004-2011. Mr. Gordon has also taught for New York University/Tisch @ the Playwright’s Horizon Theatre School, and was Head of the Acting Program for the Lab Company at the Hangar Theatre from 1996-1998. From 1986-1988, Mr. Gordon was the Associate Artistic Director of the Champlain Shakespeare Festival at the University of Vermont.
Mr. Gordon is a founding member of the Signature Theatre Company in NYC and was a guest artist for the Sundance Theatre Institute and the New Harmony Project – all dedicated, as he is, to the development and production of new work. Through his association with the above, Mr. Gordon has had the honor of working on the projects of Romulus Linney, Chuck Mee, Sarah Ruhl, Lee Blessing, Edward Albee, Horton Foote, Adrienne Kennedy, and many other heroes.
For the University of Vermont, Mr. Gordon has directed The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, A Doll House, Waiting for Godot, Little Shop of Horrors, The Birds, King Lear (with Ed Feidner), and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (CSF).
Having worked for such theatres as Long Wharf, La Jolla Playhouse, Syracuse Stage, The Shakespeare Theatre of DC, and The Kitchen Theatre of Ithaca, NY, Mr. Gordon has had the honor to either act or direct Angels in America (Pts. I and II), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Dybbuk, To Kill a Mockingbird, Stage Door, Pride & Prejudice, Shadow of a Gunman, Bright Room Called Day, and An Orchard, an adaptation of Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard which was generated and created by his Graduate Students at CWRU.
Since moving back to Burlington, Vermont, Mr. Gordon has been teaching for Flynn Arts, acting and directing with Vermont Stage, and acting with St. Michael’s Playhouse, and directing for the Off-Center of Burlington.
He considers it an honor to be “home”.