Theatre Artist, Arts Administrator, Community Builder and Political Hobbyist
Co-Chair artsScene Calgary
Mark Hopkins is a Calgary-based theatre artist and community-builder. He spends his days in the offices of One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre, working as the Associate Producer of the High Performance Rodeo, and his nights in the creative trenches with Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre. He’s also thrilled to be associated with artsScene Calgary, ArtsVote Calgary, Calgary Young People’s Theatre and imagiNation 150, and is the host of regular ‘We Should Know Each Other’ parties.
Some recent honours and awards include:
The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
Avenue Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2012
The Calgary’s Herald’s 20 Compelling Calgarians for 2011
3rd Hardest-Working Calgarian in FFWD’s 2011 Best of Calgary survey
Mark experienced his professional playwriting debut with Lunchbox Theatre’s 2012 production of Super 8, a play that he co-wrote with Charles Netto and that won the Discovery Prize in the 2011 Alberta Playwriting Competition.