Mark Sutton (instructor)
Mark Sutton has been acting, directing and teaching in Chicago since 1987. He is a founding member of The Annoyance and has appeared in more than 75 Annoyance productions including Co-ed Prison Sluts, The Real Live Brady Bunch and Manson: The Musical. Annoyance directing credits include Pigs is Pigs: A White Trash Musical and Marry Me You Idiot. He also served for more than nine years as The Annoyance’s managing director and since 1993, has been a member of its faculty. Mark has appeared at IO Theater with the renowned improv group Georgia Pacific and is a performer and facilitator for The Second City where he is also a former director of the National Touring Company and directed the Canadian premiere of Co-ed Prison Sluts for Second City Toronto. Sutton is also an influential voice in the improv community across the United States and Canada. From 2005-2009, he served as the Artistic Director of The Chicago Improv Festival, and throughout the past decade, he has been a featured instructor in dozens of national improv and comedy festivals. His award-winning comedy BASSPROV (co-created with Joe Bill) has been seen in 30 cities in North America.