Mark J. Vecchio

     Mark is the founder and Artistic Director of Scheherazade Theatre. He has won awards as a stage director (Western Massachusetts CTA Drama Festival, 2003), filmmaker (Brooklyn Arts and Culture Association, 1982), and poet (T.S. Eliot Poetry Prize, Kent, U.K., 1988). Mark wrote and directed Scheherazade's inaugural production, The Catch. He has directed productions at CityStage, the Shea Theater, and the former PACE Theater in the Pioneer Valley, as well as at Simon’s Rock College in the Berkshires, where he was Visiting Assistant Professor in Theatre and Mythology.

     Currently Mark is also the Acting Artistic Director of Easthampton's new Metacomet Stage performing arts project. In 2006 he was a participating artist at La MaMa E.T.C.’s 7th Annual International Symposium for Directors in Umbria, Italy. Prior to that he served as a board member for Greenfield’s Arena Civic Theatre company.

     Mark runs his own business as a professional tutor and soon-to-be life and ADHD coach (The Conscious Learner), and he teaches acting at Manchester Community College in Connecticut.