Mark has just commenced his 7th year at Newman University as Director of Theatre, this fall he will direct The Glass Menagerie, step down as President of Music Theatre for Young People, and appear in Much Ado About Nothing for the Guild Hall Players.

News & Updates


Mark’s voice will be heard on Kansas Radio Theatre – broadcast around the state of Kansas Beginning September 2, 2017- Saturday’s at 6pm and Sundays at noon. He will be playing the roles of the General and Ivan Shark in the Adventures of Captain Hilltop.


Mark is scheduled to appear as Leonato in Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. The play will be presented by Guild Hall Players and will run September 21-24.


Mark will be directing Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie at Newman University in the Jabara Flexible Theatre at 8pm on October 12, 13, & 14 and 2pm on October 15.


Jeff Wax, Actor and Director / Portland, Maine "The capacity to mesh and mold personalities and egos seems to me to be inherent in being a successful director and teacher in the field. Mark has repeatedly demonstrated his talent in accomplishing this very complicated task. I have personally observed Mark Mannette direct actors on many occasions. Whether these... Read More >>
Susan B. Paschal, Fayetteville State, on A Sreetcar Named Desire. “Under Professor Mark T. Mannette’s sensitive but concrete direction this classic play by Tennessee Williams came to rugged life with visual intrigues, well developed character relationships and a perpetual flow make one forget the true length of the play. Amidst the challenges of an antiquated light board, tricky sound... Read More >>