February Webinar - "Working Towards a Second Production"

Join us on February 28, 2017, for our exciting webinar, “Working Towards a Second Production”! Mark and Colin’s dialogue will offer a shared perspective, as well as their own individual perspectives, as they delve into the many particulars of working towards a second production. They will also highlight the pivotal relationship of the playwright to agent, offering both a shared perspective, as well as their own individual ones. Colin for example, believes that this connection assists in providing a true understanding of goals, strategy and tactics. Mark also plans to offer guidance on how to maintain productivity for a playwright who doesn’t currently have a play on stage, in addition to discussing what is needed for the digital age. Join us on February 28th for an informative and engaging discussion! 


February 28th, 2017

6:00-7:30pm EST

Click HERE for registration.


About Mark Crawford

Mark's newest play, The Birds and the Bees, premiered at the Blyth Festival in June, 2016. The play had a second production at Port Stanley Festival Theatre in August-September, 2016. Next up, it will close the season at Prairie Theatre Exchange in March-April, 2017.

His first play, Stag and Doe, premiered at the Blyth Festival in the summer of 2014. The play has gone on to receive several other professional productions: Neptune Theatre, Port Stanley Festival Theatre, Lighthouse Festival Theatre, Upper Canada Playhouse, Festival Players of Prince Edward County, Theatre Orangeville, and others.

Mark's second play, Bed and Breakfast, premiered at the Thousand Islands Playhouse in 2015. The script was developed through the Thousand Islands Playhouse Playwrights' Unit. Bed and Breakfast plays at Centaur Theatre in April-May, 2017.

Stag and Doe and Bed and Breakfast are published as a two-play edition by Scirocco Drama.

Upcoming: a new TYA play premiering with Carousel Players titled Boys, Girls, and Other Mythological Creatures.

As an actor, Mark has performed at theatres across the country including: Canadian Stage, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Theatre New Brunswick, Young People's Theatre, Theatre Aquarius, Blyth Festival, Studio 180 Theatre, Magnus Theatre, Carousel Players, Manitoba Theatre for Young People, Sudbury Theatre Centre, Thousand Islands Playhouse.

Mark grew up on his family's beef farm near Glencoe, Ontario. A graduate of the University of Toronto and Sheridan College, he lives in Toronto.


About Colin & Marquis Entertainment 

Marquis Entertainment has established itself as a leader in the international theatre industry with a focus on Licensing, Producing and General Managing plays/productions for both national and international markets such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Germany/Austria/Switzerland, France, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, and South Africa.

Co-Founded in 1996 by Judy Richardson and Robert Richardson, and joined by Colin Rivers in 2002, Marquis Entertainment was launched with the intention to represent and produce select Canadian theatrical plays/productions in order to foster national and international growth for these properties on a commercial level.

Since its inception, Marquis Entertainment has grown into a full service operation that also produces/general manages theatrical productions and live events on behalf of organizations that do not have the infrastructure or the expertise to do so themselves. Through this, the company provides much needed guidance in an industry often characterized by instability and uncertainty.

Marquis Entertainment is associated with a diverse roster of associate artistic and production personnel who provide services in technical management, marketing, publicity, graphic design, and group sales.

To this day, Marquis Entertainment is highly regarded by industry leaders and continues to receive referrals from companies both in Canada and around the globe. In an industry ruled by short-term contracts, Marquis Entertainment has had numerous clients stay with the company for many years through multiple projects.

Marquis Entertainment is proud of its longstanding associations with Mirvish Productions, Broadway Across America/Live Nation Canada, Ross Petty Productions, Just for Laughs, Shochiku Co. Ltd. (Japan), Backrow Productions (UK), Granada (Australia), Burberry Productions (Australia), Dainty Productions (Australia), The Touring Consortium (UK), Flying Music Co. (UK), Jackson-Triggs Estate Winery/Constellations Brands, Toronto International Film Festival, CBC, CHUM/CITY-TV, Star TV, Arts Club Theatre Company (Vancouver), Laguna Playhouse, Hartford Stage Company, Dallas Theatre Centre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Merrimack Repertory Theatre and dozens of other major regional theatres throughout the United States and Canada.