Dr. Mark Charney

Mark Charney served as Director of Theatre for the Department of Performing Arts at Clemson University for many years before retiring as a Professor Emeritus and accepting the role of Director of the School of Theatre and Dance at Texas Tech University. A past Chair for Region IV, a past member of the National Selection Team, and presently National Coordinator of Institute for Theatre Journalism and Advocacy/Dramaturgy for KCACTF, Mark currently serves as Associate Director of the National Critics Institute for the O’Neill Theatre Center and works with the Artistic Director there each summer, Chris Jones from The Chicago Tribune. He is also on the National Board of NAST (the National Association of Schools of Theatre), the Board of Advisors for TETA, and Focus Group Representative for Playwrights and Creative Teams through ATHE.