Marks involvement with the stage began with the stage crew of Wexford Pantomime Society where he was first coached in lighting by the late Kevin Doyle. This first interest in lighting eventually developed into an interest in the overall visual effect of the stage and lead him into set design and construction. What started as a hobby was swapped for something more serious in 1998 when he set up his business Stage It.
Both scenery and lighting has taken Mark to work with many societies and groups including Enniscorthy, New Ross, Kilkenny and Newbridge Musical Societies, and Innovation Stage School based in Gorey and Arklow, to name a few. Closer to home some of his most memorable productions were with Billy Roche’s Amphibians, and Paul O’Brien’s The Bower Wall. In recent years Mark has gained an AIMS nomination for best technical category with Enniscorthy Musical Societies’ production of Jesus Christ Superstar and several best set awards on the drama circuit with Wexford Drama Group productions of The Mai, Someone To Watch Over Me, Holy Day and the national finalist challenger The Bog of Cats.
One of his proudest achievements to date has been as set and lighting designer for Billy Roche’s Tales From Rainwater Pond including the original production at Wexford Arts Centre, on tour in Ireland and the off Broadway run as part of the 2009 1st Irish Festival in New York.