Mark A. Wade

Assistant Professor / Program Director, Theater Arts

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About Me

 Mark Wade


Artistic Director, Assistant Professor and Head of the Theater Arts Program at Arcadia University


Mark is a graduate of The Yale School of Drama in Acting, and The Neighborhood Playhouse (where he studied with Sanford Meisner).  Acting and directing credits include work for The Westport Country Playhouse, The Long Wharf Theater, and Trinity Repertory Theater.  He spent five years as a creative consultant for Joanne Woodward, and produced with her two television movies for the “Hallmark Hall of Fame.”   In addition, Mark collaborated closely with Ms Woodward during her time as Artistic Director of The Westport Country Playhouse, serving as an education consultant and as her assistant director on The Constant Wife by Somerset Maugham and Three Days of Rain by Richard Greenberg .  Mark served as assistant director to Lloyd Richards on the Hallmark Hall of Fame’s television adaptation of The Piano Lesson by August Wilson. He directed the New York premiere of The Sirens by Darrah Cloud. 


At Arcadia, Mark has directed The Laramie Project, Keely and Du, Hearsay (a world premiere written by Kathryn Petersen), The Love of the Nightingale, The Wind in the Willows, Home (a regional finalist and recipient of multiple awards including Outstanding Direction and Outstanding Ensemble Acting by the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival), an all-female version of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, The Swing of the Sea (a world premiere written by Molly Hagan, an invited production to the KCACTF’s regional festival and winner of the Harold and Mimi Steinberg National Playwriting Award which was published by Samuel French), Meshuggah-nuns!,  and co-directed with Kathryn Petersen The House of Bernarda Alba.


Mark has taught classes at The Wilma Theater Studio, and The University of the Arts.  He directed Home and The Pillars of Society at The University of the Arts.  Mark taught acting for ten years at Wesleyan University in Middletown Connecticut.  Mark lives in Center City Philadelphia with his wife, Kelly.  He is the proud dad of two boys: Jamieson and Grayson.