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Thursday, August 4, 2016

M A R C   D E V I N E   B I O

Marc Devine is a performer, director, educator, and researcher in voice and movement pedagogies.

Marc is an Assistant Professor at Ball State University. He specializes in somatic movement, devising, Grotowski, Viewpoints, acting, vocal production, Roy Hart inspired Voice Work, and dialects. His publication “Four Principles about Site-Specific Theatre: A Conversation on Architecture, Bodies, and Presence” will appear in the online edition of Theatre Topics: Notes from the Field in the spring of 2018, along with co-authors Rachel Bowditch, Daniel Bird Tobin, and Chelsea Pace. He is the recipient of the 2015 National Award of Distinguished Choreography/Movement Direction for Ball State’s new musical ‘Mad World’ from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.

As a performer, director and theatre maker, Marc has worked in various cities around the country, including Los Angeles, Santa Fe, San Francisco, and the Denver/Boulder Area for the past 10 years.  Marc has worked with and been influenced by such artists as Wendell Beavers, Stephen Wangh, Leeny Sack, Greg Peirotti, Zach Helm, Ken Roht, and ARTEL.  Marc’s audio-book recording of ‘The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’ has over one million chapter downloads, and was among the top 50 iTunes podcasts in the Arts and Literature category for over three years.

Marc has instructed and taught workshops at Naropa University, California State University Los Angeles, the Santa Fe University of Art and Design, AACTFest 2015, and with ARTEL. His scholarly research has been presented at the 2018 Mid-America Theatre Conference, the 2017 ATHE Conference, the 2016 ATHE Conference, the 2015 ATME Colloquium on Devising, the 2013 ATHE Conference, and was also published in the ATME 2013 Fall Newsletter.

Marc received an M.F.A. in Contemporary Performance from Naropa University; a B.F.A. in Acting from the Santa Fe University of Art and Design; and studied at the Ithaca College London Center.  Professional affiliations include ATME, VASTA, ATHE and the ACLU.