Bio

Mark Crawford is a playwright and actor.

His newest play, The New Canadian Curling Club, premiered at the Blyth Festival in 2018.

Mark’s first play, Stag and Doe, premiered at Blyth in 2014. It has gone on to receive several professional productions at theatres across Canada, including Neptune Theatre, Theatre Orangeville, and Lighthouse Festival Theatre.

Bed and Breakfast premiered in 2015 at the Thousand Islands Playhouse. It has since been produced at Centaur Theatre, Belfry Theatre, Soulpepper Theatre Company, and has upcoming productions at Great Canadian Theatre Company, Globe Theatre, and Arts Club Theatre Company.

The Birds and the Bees premiered in 2016 at the Blyth Festival and quickly became one of the most-produced Canadian plays of the decade with ten professional productions and counting. The Birds and the Bees has been produced at Prairie Theatre Exchange, Western Canada Theatre, Drayton Entertainment, and many others.

In 2017, Carousel Players presented the world premiere of Mark’s play for young audiences: Boys, Girls, and Other Mythological Creatures. Theatre Orangeville produced a second production of the play, which toured to schools in 2018.

Mark’s plays are published by Scirocco Drama: Stag and Doe and Bed and Breakfast as a two-play volume and The Birds and the Bees on its own. The published script of Boys, Girls, and Other Mythological Creatures comes out in Fall, 2018.

As an actor, Mark has performed on stages across the country with companies such as Canadian Stage, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Theatre New Brunswick, Centaur Theatre, Belfry Theatre, Theatre Aquarius, Blyth Festival, Young People’s Theatre, Studio 180 Theatre, Groundling Theatre Company, and many others.

A graduate of the University of Toronto and Sheridan College, he grew up on his family’s farm near Glencoe, Ontario. He now lives in Stratford.

Connect with Me

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Awards

  • Mark’s play ‘Bed and Breakfast‘ was short-listed for the Stage West Pechet Family Comedy Award

Published Works

(Praise for Stag and Doe) Well written and blissfully funny, Crawford’s play is sure to have a long life throughout Ontario and beyond.

Stage Door (Listed as one of the Top Shows of 2014)