Mark H Suggs Theater Résumé

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Page Senior High School, Greensboro, North Carolina

Member of several award-winning casts in high school, including: Molière’s Sganarelle and The Flying Doctor; and Plautus’s The Braggart Soldier; as well as Hotel Paradiso (Feydeau and DeSvalliéres, trans. Mortimer); Reid Leonard, director.

Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina

As a student of Watauga College, initiated a class on Shakespeare taught by Dr. Kay Smith, in which scenes from several plays were enacted. Scenes from Romeo and Juliet were subsequently filmed by the Communications Department.
Performed the role of Robert in Alpha Psi Omego production of Proof, Spring 2014, Luke White, director.

Department of Theatre & Dance

As a student in Acting I, participated in scenes for that class and for Directing Class projects, Fall 1992, Spring 1993, taught by Teresa Lee.
Performed the role of Moon in Tom Stoppard’s The Real Inspector Hound, Spring 1993 Main Stage Production, Ed Pilkington, director.
Performed the role of Narrator in a stage adaptation of Ferrol Sams’s The Whisper of the River, Fall 1993 Main Stage Production, Linda Welden, director.
Performed the role of Robin Starveling (understudy for Quince) in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer-Night’s Dream, Spring 1994 Main Stage Production, Susan Cole, director.
Performed the role of Polonius in Lee Blessing's Fortinbras, Fall 1994 Main Stage ­Production, Teresa Lee, director.
Performed the role of Joseph in a staged reading of Joel Williams's Promises, Summer 2010 Front of the Curtain Festival, Ed Pilkington, director.
Performed the role of Jonathan Brewster in Arsenic and Old Lace, Summer 2011 Front of the Curtain Festival, Derek Gagnier, director.

Boone, North Carolina

At a local church, participated in many skits and dramas as actor, writer, and/or director.
Performed the role of Abraham in Mountaintop, April 2004.
Directed musical A Christmas Tale, December 2004.
Codirected and cowrote Christmas Close to Home, December 2005.
Wrote and performed the monolog Joseph: A Father’s Love, Christmas Eve 2007. Two performances in Boone, December 2008.
Wrote and directed children’s play Santa, Are You For Real? based on the book by Harold Myra, December 2008.
Produced and performed a 90-minute one-man play on the life of the Apostle John, St. John in Exile (originally performed by Dean Jones), April 1993.
Participated in Improv Gods workshop series with Mark Bodo, Fall 2007.

Supporting roles in Blue Ridge Community Theater production of Red Velvet Cake Wars, November 2014, Julie Richardson, director.

Blowing Rock Stage Company, Blowing Rock, North Carolina

Speaking role (The Surly Man) in the 1991 production of Lettice & Lovage, Mark Wilson, director.
Performed the role of Stanley in the 1995 production of The 1940’s Radio Hour, Terry Loughlin, director.
Performed the role of Father in the 1998 first Christmas production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Robert Warren, director. (My 10-year-old daughter, Abigail, performed the lead role of Beth.)
Performed the role of Colonel Starling in the 2001 production of Camping With Henry and Tom, Ken Kay, director.
Performed in ensemble and speaking role (Lawyer) in the 2002 Christmas production of Tiny Tim: A Christmas Carol Revisited, Ken Kay, director.
Performed the role of Tom in the 2004 Christmas production Appalachian Christmas Homecoming, Ken Kay, director.
Performed the role of Rev. Oglethorpe in the 2005 Christmas production A Sanders Family Christmas, Ken Kay, director.
Performed (ensemble, including Rev. Smith, soloist on “Bless ’Em”) in the 2007 world premiére of Moses Cone: The Denim King, Ken Kay, director.
Performed in the 2008 (inaugral) and 2009 Cabin Fever Cabaret (winter season one-acts).
Performed (ensemble) in the 2009 production Bye, Bye, Birdie, Michael Wainstein, director.

Ensemble Stage, Blowing Rock, North Carolina

Performed in ensemble of the 2010 production of Blowing Rock Christmas 2, Lisa Lamont, director.
Performed the role of Dr. William Beabore in the 2011 production of Murderous Vineyard, Gary Smith, director.
Performed the role of Van Helsing (and others) in the 2011 production of Dracula, Gary Smith, director.
Performed the role of Renfield (and others) in the 2012 production of Dracula, Gary Smith, director.
Performed the role of Brahm in the 2013 production of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Gary Smith, director.

Cowrote script for adaptation of Isabella Propeller & the Magic Beanie children's story by Blowing Rock author Jonathan Graves (production canceled).
Wrote radio drama script for adapatation of Shakespeare's Macbeth (Spring 2014 production) and performed various roles.
 

Ashe County Little Theatre, West Jefferson, North Carolina

Performed the role of R. P. McMurphy in the 2015 production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Jan Gambill, director
Performed the role of Brick in the 2015 production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Tom Fowler, director
Performed the role of Bob Ewell in the 2016 production of To Kill a Mockingbird, Bobbi Jo Scott, director

In/Visible Theatre, Boone, North Carolina

Performed in staged readings of new works and works in progress.
Performed in a staged reading for the Shakespeare Marathon (Burning Coal Theatre Company) of Richard II, Derek Davidson, director
Performed in the first Boone Solo Performance Festival, 2016