Pre-pandemic shutdown, Mark Coffin appeared in”Confidence (And The Speech)” a new play, written by Susan Lambert Hatem and directed by Hannah Ryan (Hamilton, An American in Paris) as Vice President Walter ‘Fritz’ Mondale, in a limited engagement at Theatre Row on 42nd. Street in New York. Previously, Mr. Coffin worked in the company of “The Cake” at Manhattan Theater Club as understudy for the role of Tim. “The Cake”, with star Debra Jo Rupp (“That ’70s Show”, “This Is Us”) was directed by MTC Artistic Director Lynne Meadow and written by Bekah Brunstetter (Producer and writer, “This Is Us”) played New York City Center’s Stage One.
During the Covid shutdown of live theater, Mark was asked by Artistic Director John Tucker to become a member of Rep:Unlocked, a London based “modern-day theatre company providing actors with a platform to live their art through performance, rehearsal, workshops and directed play-readings.” He was involved in a virtual reading of “A Thousand Stars Explode in the Sky” (William), by David Eldridge, Robert Holman and Simon Stephens, and it’s final international live performance of ‘Macbeth’, (Macduff) featuring actors based in LA, Chicago, New York and London.
Mr. Coffin starred in (and co-adapted with Heidi Mueller Smith,) the world premiere of “A Christmas Carol”, a one person performance also directed by Ms. Smith. It opened Nov. 30th, 2018 at Off-The-Wall Productions in Carnegie, PA. In 2020, Coffin negotiated with AEA and Off The Wall Theater to stream his filmed closing night performance of “A Christmas Carol” for charity, raising funds for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids, The Actors Fund and The Young Center For Immigrant Children’s Rights. ‘A Christmas Carol’ remains a project close to his heart, and one that will continue to travel to new audiences in the future.
Mr. Coffin appeared as Eli Whitney in “Anything Goes” (The Lion Theatre, NYC) and “Bone On Bone” by Marylou DiPietro, in the inaugural year of New York’s Broadway Bound Theatre Festival, directed by Misti Wells and co‑starring Geraldine Leer. In the past seven years he has appeared as Commandant Huber-Joseph Henri in“The Dreyfus Affair”, with Peter Scolari (BAM), Doyle Trigorin in “Stupid Fucking Bird” (LIU Guest Artist), Herr Schultz in “Cabaret” (The Secret Theatre, NYC), Dr. Timothy Leary in “High Time” (Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse) and Dr. Harvey Kelekian in “Wit” (Triad Stages, NC). Other roles include Hugh in “Wearing Black” (NYMF 2015, Outstanding Individual Performance Award), and Col. Pickering (u/s) in “My Fair Lady” (Pittsburgh Public). Other highlights include Captain Winton in The Irish Rep’s production of “Transport”, written by Thomas Kenneally (‘Schindler’s List’) and Larry Kirwan (Black 47, ‘Paradise Square’), directed by Tony Walton, and the Senator (and others) in Joe Pintauro’s “Men’s Lives,” directed by Harris Yulin, at Bay Street Theatre, Sag Harbor, NY.
Coffin has been involved in several works-in-progress including Deborah Yarchun’s “Drive” directed by Dina Vovsi with the Civilians R&D Group; ” 100 Aker Wood” by Theodore Wolf and directed by Spencer Whale; a benefit showcase of Geoffrey Nauffts “Next Fall” directed by Sarah Spring for The Drama Club; “Steinbrenner!” produced by Keaka Productions, co‑written by Ira Berkow and Bill Madden, directed by Heidi Mueller Smith; “The Last Laugh” by Peter and Pia Cincotti and directed by Hunter Bird (Stephen Schwartz ASCAP Showcase), “The Goodbye Party” written and directed by Kate Douglas and choreographer Brendan Duggan, “Hamlet” (Claudius) directed by John Hurley, and as Bobo in “The Grifters,” a new musical by Joe Giuffre.
Mr. Coffin can be seen in the films: “Confession” directed by Angelique Capozzi ( Starr Films, Ltd ), “By Jingo,” by Ryan Caraway, as well as “R&J: the Web Series” (as Capulet) directed by John Hurley.
Coffin studied with Academy Award winner Sandy Dennis at HB Studios and attended Master Classes with George DiCenzo. From 2011 through 2017, he worked in Cotter Smith’s acting workshops, particularly enjoying Smith’s specialized study of Stanislavski’s Activated Analysis.
Mark Coffin has performed in concert internationally from Vancouver, BC to St. Petersburg, Russia (The Hermitage) and throughout the United States (Carnegie Hall.)
He is a proud member of both Actors Equity and SAG/AFTRA.
He is a MAC Award nominee and two time Backstage Bistro Award winner.
He is also a member of The Actors Center. theactorscenter.org
Mark Coffin is represented by Dulcina Eisen Associates.
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