Mark Cohen

Assistant Professor (Acting) | mcohen@bu.edu

Mark Cohen

MFA, The Academy for Classical Acting at The Shakespeare Theatre, George Washington University; MA, Brown University (Theatre); BA, Yale University (English). Mark also studied extensively at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, and completed a two-year training program in the Meisner Technique in New York. He has studied independently with Michael Moriarty, Christopher Bayes, Milton Katselas, and Maria Aitken. Mark was a professional actor in New York for 15 years during which he performed at such theatres as Circle-in-the-Square, Equity Library Theatre, and The Gene Frankel Studio Theatre, and worked as a private coach and period dance/movement consultant. He then taught for seven years at Brown University, where he received the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. He continues to teach in the summer at Brown, where he created The TheatreBridge Company, one of three affiliated summer theatre companies under the dual sponsorship of Brown and Trinity Repertory Theatre. He serves as artistic director for TheatreBridge and as an artistic associate for the other companies. Mark has directed, among other projects, Angels in America, Cymbeline, Twelfth Night, and The Distance from Here, while teaching at Rhode Island School of Design, Wake Forest University, Mercy College, and Emerson College. Since coming to BU, Mark has acted with Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, Brown/Trinity Playwright’s Repertory Theatre, The Etty Project, and Harbor Light Stage. He is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.