Mark Clements, Artistic Director, Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Mark Clements, Artistic Director

Mark is an award-winning international theater director whose work has appeared in over 100 major theaters throughout Europe and the United States.  He began his tenure as Milwaukee Rep’s Artistic Director with the 2010/11 Season by bringing the musical to the mainstage, starting a tradition that is now the highlight of every season.  His Milwaukee Rep directing credits include the world premiere of One House Over, world premiere adaptation of the current A Christmas Carol, Guys and Dolls, The Glass Menagerie, Man of La Mancha, American Song, Of Mice and Men, Dreamgirls, world premiere of Five Presidents, The Color Purple, The History of Invulnerability, End of the Rainbow, Ragtime, Clybourne Park, Assassins, Othello, Next to Normal, Death of a Salesman, Bombshells, and Cabaret.  Some of his New York and international work include the world premieres of Speaking in Tongues, The Milliner, and Blunt Speaking, in addition to creating and directing the West End and UK National Tour of Soul Train. Prior to joining The Rep, Mark served as an Associate Artistic Director for several UK theater companies including Moving Theatre Company, founded by Vanessa and Corin Redgrave.  Most notably, Mark served as Artistic Director of the award-winning Derby Playhouse in the UK from 1992 - 2002, where he directed over 40 productions.  He has been nominated for an Olivier Award, several UK Theatre Awards, and has won three Barrymore Awards from his time at Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia. He currently serves on the National Advisory Board for the Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program at Ten Chimneys.