January included Mannette’s participation in three conferences: Kansas Thespians in Wichita, KS; KCACTF Region V in Sioux Falls, SD; and Education First conference in Atlanta, GA. He also played Tartuffe in Tartuffe for MADCAP Productions. February will include his 19th 24 Hour Theatre Project – the 9th at Newman February 7 and 8 and the rehearsal process that will culminate in the world premiere of his adaptation of Dante’s Inferno scheduled for production and literary festival March 5-8.
Mark Mannette just completed the fall semester of his ninth year as Director of Theatre at Newman University. This fall he directed The Dark at the Top of the Stairs by William Inge – and produced and built the set for Elf the Musical.
In March mark directed a production of Lope de Vega’s The Dog in the Manger.
KRT recently presented The Three Little Pigs Go Surfing on Cheney Lake, by Mark Taylor Mannette. Episode 1: February 3 at 8 am and Feb 4 at Noon. Episode 2: Feb 10 at 8am and Feb 11 @ noon. Mannette also voiced the roles of Hinkley Pig and The Big Bad Wolf.
December 16-31, 2017 Saturdays at 8am and Sundays at noon, Kansas Radio Theatre presented: Who Killed Scrooge? A retelling of A Christmas Carol with a murder mystery twist. This is Mark Mannette’s script and he also voiced Arthur Baron (the Scrooge who is murdered) in the first two episodes. Then he voiced Detective Slaughter in Episode 3.
Previously, Mark’s voice was heard on Kansas Radio Theatre – broadcast around the state of Kansas from September 2, – 23, 2017- Saturday’s at 6pm and Sundays at noon. He played the roles of the General and Ivan Shark in The Adventures of Captain Hilltop.
Mark recently appeared as Leonato in Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, presented by The Guild Hall Players September 21-24.
Mark directed 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, 2017.