Professor - Acting - Theatre & Dance
Jonathan Marks, D.F.A. is a professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Texas Tech University. He has served the department as associate chair, head of acting/directing, and graduate advisor, and from 2005 to 2007 was Interim Dean of the College of Visual & Performing Arts. For several years he worked out of the Office of the Provost as Director of the Quality Enhancement Plan and of the Ethics Initiative.
Dr. Marks holds three degrees from Yale and studied acting on a Fulbright in Nancy, France. Over the span of four decades his career has encompassed teaching, acting, directing, and dramaturgy.
Dr. Marks has worked professionally at the Yale Repertory Theatre, American Repertory Theatre, American Conservatory Theatre, and Berkeley Repertory Theatre. He has taught at Yale, Harvard, A.C.T., San Francisco State, and Stanford. Dr. Marks has published numerous articles on contemporary theatre and theatre history in publications of leading repertory theatres (American Repertory Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre, American Conservatory Theatre) as well as in theatre journals.
Among the productions he has directed on the Maedgen stage are Brighton Beach Memoirs, The Imaginary Invalid, The Threepenny Opera, Angels in America, Part I: Millennium Approaches, Twelfth Night, Anything Goes, My Sister in This House, A Chorus Line (at the Allen Theatre), The Underpants, and his own translation of The Learned Ladies.