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 actors are young and just emerging into the world of theater or college students possessing actor training and foundational knowledge what always has struck me about Mark is that he is clear and easy-going, thoughtful, and flexible. Mark encourages discovery and process, but also has clear ideas about what he wants from his actors and thoughtfully communicates this information in an understandable and nurturing fashion."