Mark “Coach” Mineart, Associate Professor, Theatre & Dance
Mark has been a successful member of the professional theatre community for over 30 years, working as an actor, director, and fight director. Mark has appeared on and off Broadway with such stars as Denzel Washington and Kelsey Grammer as well as worked at many of the nation’s most well respected and award-winning regional theatres. Classically trained, he has portrayed many of the great characters of world theatre, among them Cyrano de Bergerac, Macbeth, Long John Silver in Treasure Island, and Lennie in Of Mice & Men. He has created roles in almost a dozen world premiere productions by such playwrights as Jane Martin and Eric Cobble, and even had roles written for him by multiple Tony and Drama Desk Award-winner Arthur Kopit. In 2009 he relocated to Frankfurt, Germany and appeared in such films as What A Man and Iron Sky in addition to working as a performance capture artist for the blockbuster video games Crysis II, Bullet Storm, and NCIS: The Game. In 2011 he shifted the primary focus of his career to teaching and, prior to coming to Otterbein, served as Associate Professor and Head of the Acting Curriculum at The American University in Cairo.
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