Mark Smith holds a teaching scholarship at the University of York’s Theatre, Film and TV department, where for the past two years he has taught on undergraduate and MA courses. His research interests include contemporary physical theatre and the ways in which processes of writing and devising interact in the creation of new work.
His own practice reflects this, with recent work involving workshops on devising for local community groups, as well as the development and direction of new writing at the York Theatre Royal Studio. He has also led directing workshops for the department’s HEA-funded ‘Performing Classical and Modern Plays’ project, initiated by Professor Mary Luckhurst. He has studied at the Universities of Oxford and York, and has also taught at the University of Oulu, Finland.