Mark Lord
(Academic Director)


Mark Lord is Professor of Theater and the Theresa Helburn Chair of Drama at Bryn Mawr College. A graduate of Swarthmore College and the Yale School of Drama, he has worked as a director and dramaturg at many of the country’s leading theaters. He is known in Philadelphia for his site-specific theater productions, including the world premiere of Gertrude Stein’s Pink Melon Joy, his homage to Samuel Beckett, nothing, which was staged at the Eastern State Penitentiary, and Across, a fifty-site performance installation in Old City featuring sixty actors, the Ben Franklin Bridge, and text by Walt Whitman.

Mark has also directed acclaimed productions of plays by Peter Handke, Beckett, Shakespeare, and others. In addition to teaching at Bryn Mawr, Mark currently serves as a Contributing Editor of Yale’s drama magazine Theater, is the company dramaturg for Headlong Dance Theater, and is Academic Director of Headlong Performance Institute.