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Mark Phillips Schwamberger

 
Mark Phillips Schwamberger Headshot
Date Of Death:
August 08, 2022 (???)
Bio:
Mark’s theatrical career spans over thirty years. His passion for theatre began during his undergraduate studies at The University of Louisville and continues to this day. He has performed at The Barn Theatre in Augusta, Michigan prior to moving to NYC to pursue his career. While in New York; he ... (read complete bio)
 
Mark Phillips Schwamberger Headshot
Date of Birth: August 08, 2022
Date of Death: August 08, 2022 (0)

Bio:
Mark’s theatrical career spans over thirty years. His passion for theatre began during his undergraduate studies at The University of Louisville and continues to this day. He has performed at The Barn Theatre in Augusta, Michigan prior to moving to NYC to pursue his career. While in New York; he ... (read complete bio)
 

 

Mark Phillips Schwamberger Biography

Mark’s theatrical career spans over thirty years. His passion for theatre began during his undergraduate studies at The University of Louisville and continues to this day. He has performed at The Barn Theatre in Augusta, Michigan prior to moving to NYC to pursue his career. While in New York; he was involved with Earl Wilson Jr. and Phil Oesterman’s hit Off-Broadway musical, Let My People Come; worked with Albert Poland on The Charles Pierce Show starring Mr. Charles Pierce; and worked on The Incredible World of Magic and Illusion with Richiardi Jr., and a host of other master magicians all at the famed Village Gate Theatre in Greenwich Village. He also worked on shows with Christopher and Amanda Plummer at Town Hall and other productions at The Cherry Lane and The Roundabout Theatre. In addition to this, he performed in productions at both Off and Off – Off Broadway venues as well as producing and directing cabaret shows at The Top of the Gate.
Besides working and performing in New York and Michigan, he has also been in various musicals, comedies and dramas in Kentucky, Florida and Ohio. In world premieres his has originated the roles of:
Moxie Hart in Tropical Heat by Rich Orloff
Rudy in When Mastodons Roamed Ohio by Johnrick Hole
Bill Carlson in How I Stepped Out as a Transvestite from Blunderland by Rufus Cadigan
Matt in The Present Moment by Cory Skurdal
Sir Thomas Walsingham in The Shakespeare Conspiracy by Ted Bacino and Rufus Cadigan
Seth and the Justice of the Peace in I'll Take Romance by Edwin Sanchez
Major Vadim White Russian by Michael S. Parsons
Morton Silkline in the movie The Funeral and Henry Krueger in the movie Oni both directed by Christopher Dukes.
Mark has studied acting, voice, and movement both privately and at University. His training has been influenced by Uta Hagen’s teachings and the Stanislavski technique. He received his B.A. in Theatre for The Ohio State University. Mark is also an award winning playwright. As a writer, Mark has written full length and short stage plays (The award winning The Story of Boo and Beep, The Undergraduate, the award winning Pandora’s Jar and 110 Columbia Heights). While in the corporate world, Mark has also had a career in the information technology, marketing and business development fields with Bank One/Chase, SunTrust Corp. and Metavante Corp.

In 2011 Mark reorganized and established Evolution Theatre Inc. DBA Evolution Theatre Company. Since 2011 Mark has been the Managing Artistic Director of the company. In 2015 Mark re-identified Evolution Theatre Company as Columbus Ohio's only LGBTQQIA theatre company. Evolution Theatre Company provides a supportive encouraging environment for celebrating the artistic vision of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer,questioning,intersex and ally (LGBTQQIA) individuals, advancing the understanding of gender issues, and fostering the expression of creative performance arts by and about the LGBTQQIA community. Evolution Theatre Company presents plays and musical that the LGBTQQIA community can identify with. Works that celebrate and verify the community, it’s present, past and future. Works that bring dignity to and tolerance and acceptance for the community not only in Columbus but in the country and the world. We seek to draw audience members into their own experience of theatre one that will be entertaining, educational and rewarding. Through the works produced, we will challenge the audience to consider different points of view and alternative values to increase social conscious and compassion.




Mark Phillips Schwamberger News

Photos: First look at Evolution Theatre Company's GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM Photo Photos: First look at Evolution Theatre Company's GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM
by Jerri Shafer - Jul 21, 2022

See photos of Evolution Theatre Company's GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM. Beau, a pianist expat living in London, meets Rufus, an eccentric young lawyer, at the dawn of the internet dating revolution. After a life spent recovering from the disappointment and hurt of loving men in a world that refused to allow it, Beau is determined to keep his expectations low with Rufus.

Photos: First look at Evolution Theatre Company's THE STORY OF MY LIFE Photo Photos: First look at Evolution Theatre Company's THE STORY OF MY LIFE
by Jerri Shafer - Oct 7, 2021

This heart-warming musical follows the friendship of Alvin and Thomas, two men from a small town. These lifelong friends are reunited after Alvin's mysterious death. In the abstract world of his mind, Thomas struggles to write Alvin's eulogy while recounting the many turns that their lives have taken since meeting as children. Alvin searches through the manuscripts and stories in Thomas' mind to lead him on a journey of remembrance. Through music and song, these two friends recount their adventures, explore their past dissonance and ultimately discover what is at the base of every strong friendship... love. In person and streaming, performances run October 7th thru the 16th, 2021 at the Abbey Theater of Dublin, 5600 Post Road, Dublin, OH 43017. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: https://www.evolutiontheatre.org/

THE STORY OF MY LIFE Comes to The Abbey Theater Of Dublin Photo THE STORY OF MY LIFE Comes to The Abbey Theater Of Dublin
by Stephi Wild - Sep 21, 2021

Evolution Theatre Company, Dublin's only professional theater company, brings to the stage Broadway performer Matt Clemens, and award-winning actor Joe Bishara, Theater Supervisor for the City of Dublin, Abbey Theater in a tour de force performance of the two-person musical, THE STORY OF MY LIFE, by Neil Bartram and Brian Hill.

Photos: First look at Evolution Theatre Company's A CRANE TAKES FLIGHT Photo Photos: First look at Evolution Theatre Company's A CRANE TAKES FLIGHT
by Jerri Shafer - Sep 9, 2021

Based on the life, works and writings of Ohio native and poet Hart Crane, this unique time-traveling dramatization of his life gives insight into his genius and the demons that were his ultimate destruction. Born in 1899 in Garrettsville, Ohio, Hart Crane is considered a pivotal figure in American literature, a Romantic in the age of High Modernism, who sought nothing less than the fullest expression of the American experience. Performances run Sept. 8th thru the 11th, 2021 at Ohio History Center I-71 & 17th Avenue (Exit 111), Columbus, OH 43211. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: https://www.evolutiontheatre.org/ Tickets for all performances may be purchase at the Box Office. Face masks and proof of vaccination is required.

Evolution Theatre Company Presents THE SISSY CHRONICLES Photo Evolution Theatre Company Presents THE SISSY CHRONICLES
by Stephi Wild - Sep 7, 2020

Evolution Theatre Company, in association with the Abbey Theater of Dublin, announces a world premiere production of the new one-person play, 'The Sissy Chronicles,' written and performed by Mark Phillips Schwamberger and directed by Joe Bishara, Theater Supervisor at the Abbey Theater of Dublin.

Photo Coverage: First look at Evolution Theatre Company's CABARET Photo Photo Coverage: First look at Evolution Theatre Company's CABARET
by Jerri Shafer - Sep 19, 2019

In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920's draw to a close, a garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the CABARET. With the Emcee's bawdy songs as wry commentary, CABARET explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin's natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. Cliff, a young American writer newly arrived in Berlin, is immediately taken by English singer Sally Bowles. Meanwhile, Fräulein Schneider, proprietor of Cliff and Sally's boarding house, tentatively begins a romance with Herr Schultz, a mild-mannered fruit seller who happens to be Jewish. Performances are September 18th thru September 28th, 2019 at the Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215. For tickets or more information, visit: http://evolutiontheatre.org/

Photo Coverage: First look at Evolution Theatre Company's DEVIL BOYS FROM BEYOND Photo Photo Coverage: First look at Evolution Theatre Company's DEVIL BOYS FROM BEYOND
by Jerri Shafer - Sep 18, 2018

The Devil Boys are back! We're reviving our 2011 production that started it all. Flying Saucers...Backstabbing Bitches...Muscle Hunks and Men in Pumps! Wake up and smell the alien invasion in this outrageous comedy. Devil Boys from Beyond is an uproarious homage to C-movies, lead-ing ladies, low-budget sci-films of the 50's and the golden age of camp. Cheap in all the right ways, you'll laugh your a#@^ probe off! Performances are September 20th thru September 29th at the Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215. For tickets or more information, visit: http://evolutiontheatre.org/

Photo Coverage: First look at Evolution Theatre Company's VERONICA'S POSITION Photo Photo Coverage: First look at Evolution Theatre Company's VERONICA'S POSITION
by Jerri Shafer - Jul 17, 2018

A mixture of love, politics and art in a star-spangled comedy set in Washington, D.C., 1990. When Veronica, a self-absorbed movie star in mid-life (think Liz Taylor) agrees to co-star in a play with her favorite ex-husband (think Richard Burton), both egos and calories get burned. The director (who is young, female and attractive) gets a better performance from Veronica's ex-husband off-stage than on. Meanwhile, Veronica's gay assistant falls in love with an old pal, a controversial photographic artist who has just been denounced by Veronica's current flame, a powerful United States senator. When conflicts build between those she adores, the fervently apolitical Veronica is forced to take a position on the one subject she cares about – love. Veronica's position written by Rich Orloff is directed by Jack Petersen. Featuring: Lori Cannon as Veronica, Robert Needham as Harvey, Mark Phillips Schwamberger as Alan, Krista Lively Stauffer as Mallory, Christopher Storer as Ezekiel, and David Allen Vargo as Philip. Performances are July 18th thru July 28th at the Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215. For tickets or more information, visit: http:evolutiontheatre.org

Photo Coverage: First look at Evolution Theatre Company's ELECTRICITY Photo Photo Coverage: First look at Evolution Theatre Company's ELECTRICITY
by Jerri Shafer - May 30, 2018

A Columbus native, Mr. Ray comes home performing in the Midwest premiere of his new play. Starring Terry Ray and Ralph Scott. Directed by Mark Phillips Schwamberger. Sex, drugs and booze make up the life of Brad Burke, while ex-seminary student Gary Henderson is so closeted that he hides his sexuality behind an invented wife. This unlikely pair hook up in a motel room after their 10-year high school reunion and it's a monumental clash of worlds that sparks an 'electricity' between them that lures them back to that same motel room after each reunion for the next 3 decades. Electricity is a very funny, sexy and surprisingly emotional journey through the immense changes that happened to the LGBTQ community between 1983 and 2013. It navigates a world where gay life was hidden in bars and sex clubs to one where equality might just be a reality--if Gary and Brad can only believe that they deserve it. Performances are May 30th thru June 9th at 8:00 pm and Matinee Sunday November 12th at 2:00 pm. Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215. For tickets or more information, visit: http://evolutiontheatre.org/

Photo Coverage: Inside Evolution Theatre Company's Staged Reading THE LADY IN QUESTIO Photo Photo Coverage: Inside Evolution Theatre Company's Staged Reading THE LADY IN QUESTION
by Jerri Shafer - May 11, 2018

On Wednesday May 11th, 2018 Evolution Theatre Company hosted a staged reading of Charles Busch's The Lady In Question to benefit their 2018 Season. A freewheeling satire of patriotic 1940s thrillers. A glamorous concert pianist is challenged when a handsome American professor engages her aid in rescuing his mother from a Nazi prison. The reading was be held in the Schottenstein Property Group Pavilion of the Columbus Museum of Art.