Mark Landon Smith

Mark Landon Smith

Northwest Region
Fayetteville, Arkansas
[email protected]

Professional actor, director, choreographer and playwright, Mark brings theatre to all ages, from children to adult, through workshops for the aspiring theatre artist. Author of ten plays published by Baker's Plays/Samuel French and Contemporary Drama Service, (including the Off-Broadway production of RADIO TBS), director/choreographer of over sixty productions, theatre, film and television actor, film producer and screenwriter, Mark brings 27 years of professional experience in entertainment. Acting workshops include "How To Stop Acting", a practical approach to creating a character; "Acting For Film", "So You Wanna Be An Actor?" , "What You Need To Know To Give A Great Audition" and "Comedy Improv". Choreography workshops include "Choreography for Dancers and Non Dancers", and Playwrighting workshops include "Hey! You Can Write A Play!".  Musical Theatre workshops include "How to Audition for Musicals Theatre", "How to Interpret A Song".  A frequent and popular artist in residence, Mark designs each workshop to the specific ages and needs of hosting company with enthusiasm, energy and a great deal of fun. Available to conduct teacher workshops. Mark Landon Smith Executive Director Arts Live Theatre and Co-Founder, Co-Producer of Ceramic Cow Productions and leads the Arkansas Playwrights Workshop for TheatreSquared.


Mark Landon Smith holds a BA, MA and MFA in Theatre. As an actor he has appeared with the Kernoodle Theatre, Tidal Theatre Company, Studio 404, Not-A-Penny Productions, The forum, Gaslight Dinner Theatre, McCoy Repertory Theatre, Peacock Productions, Theatre Squared, Starlight Productions, Centerstage, Theatre Memphis, Circuit Playhouse, Front Street Theatre, and Tsunami Radio Theatre. Film/Television credits include "Frog Hair," "A Separate Peace," "Simple Pleasures," "Fir Kid's Sake," "A Passing Glance," "Dupont, Mississippi: F5" (Co-Producer, Co-Director, Screenwriter). Directing credits include LES MISERABLES, WONDERFUL TOWN, GUYS AND DOLLS, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, THE MUSIC MAN, HOW TO SUCCEED…, INTO THE WOODS, L"IL ABNER, ALL MY SONS, FRANKENSTEIN, CRIMES OF THE HEART, MOON OVER BUFFALO, THE SECRET GARDEN, SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE!, ANDROCLES AND THE LION, ASCENSION DAY, ANYTHONGS GOES, among others. As playwright he has had nine scripts published by Baker's Plays/Samuel French, Inc., including three foreign translations, and Off-Broadway production, performances at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Shakespeare Festival of Greece. His independent short file, "Dupont, Mississippi: F5," was featured at the International Independent Film Festival in Los Angeles. He has served as Artist In Residence with Sager Creeks Arts Center, Arts Live Theatre, The Foundation of Arts, and The Lucille Ewing Children's Theatre. He is the current Executive Director of Arts Live Theatre in Fayetteville, AR and of Ceramic Cow Productions and the director of Phunbags Comedy Improv.

AIE Program

Preferred Age Level: Elementary; Middle/Jr. High; Senior High
Geographic Availability: Statewide
Time Availability: open
Special Needs: Television; VCR/DVD; CD player, dry erase board, access to outlets; piano for musical theatre