Professor of Communication
On Faculty since 1995
Mark Lewis' background is acting- he made his living as an actor for fifteen years in New York prior to coming to Wheaton- but for the last twenty years his primary focus has been directing (over 40 productions at Wheaton) and leading Workout, Wheaton’s theater ensemble. While an extraordinary number of students continue in theater professionally after leaving Wheaton, the Program’s focus is in connecting theater training and practice to the Christian Liberal Arts education that Wheaton offers, and the College believes in theater’s broad usefulness for our grads regardless of whether they continue to make theater professionally or not. Mark loves Shakespeare, and he has been proud in recent years to direct and to help produce Wheaton’s Shakespeare in the Park productions in August, utilizing professional actors who graduated from Wheaton working alongside our current students.
Southern Methodist University
Portland State University
B.S., Theater (Honors)
- Theater Training
Best Director of a Play - Innovative Theater Awards (PROFESSIONAL)
Sea Dog Theater’s production of ‘Danny and the Deep Blue Sea,” directed by Mark Lewis, was honored as Best Revival of a Play. As director of that production, Mark was named Best Director of a Play in the 2018 Innovative Theater Awards ceremony. 157 artists, 53 productions, and 52 companies were considered for these honors from across New York’s five boroughs.
- Actors Equity Association
- American Federation of Television and Radio Actors
- Association of Theater in Higher Education
- Acting I (COMM 271)
- Advanced Acting (COMM 473)
- Acting Shakespeare (COMM 474)
- Theater Workout (COMM 373)