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Mark C. Hewitt

Mark C. Hewitt is a writer, theatremaker and director of live literature productions.

Directing work includes: Dementia Diaries by poet Maria Jastrzebska (which toured nationally during 2011 supported by a Wellcome Trust Arts Award); Weight: three stories about secrets by Catherine Smith (LLL Productions, 2010); This is always the result by Gus Watcham (2015); Diving into the Wreck (Tongues & Grooves, 2016); and Zones of Avoidance by Maggie Sawkins, which was the 2013 winner of The Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry. For Crosspath, he has directed Puff by John Agard, Dora vs Picasso by Grace Nichols and John Agard's one man show, Roll Over Atlantic.

As a writer for theatre and performance, his play,
The Revenge Fantasy Club, was nominated for the Best New Play Award in Brighton Fringe and toured to café venues in Eastbourne, Brighton, London and Manchester during Spring 2013. Other works for performance include scrublands, a multimedia performance with live music for string sextet by composer Peter Copley, that was previewed in The Old Police Cells Museum beneath Brighton Town Hall as part of Brighton Fringe Festival 2012. Another collaboration with Peter Copley - Expiry tbc - was previewed in Brighton Fringe 2013. His latest work for theatre, Civilization and its discontents / 11 movements for theatre, is a complex full length work with music by Norwegian sampling percussionist Thomas Strønen.

Collaborative work with visual artists includes Polska by the Sea (with photographer Lisa Barnard), Caught in the act - Reading reading (with photographer Anna Mitchell), Congregation (a video installation with photographer Malcolm Glover) and a number of contributions to Leysdown Rose-Tinted, including signage and a text carved into two resting points by sculptor Alun Heslop on the Isle of Harty Cycle Trail, Isle of Sheppey.

He has worked on a number of socially engaged projects with vulnerable or marginalised individuals, including
The Lost Room, with homeless people in Canterbury; Diving into the Wreck, a multimedia production developed in Portsmouth with addicts in recovery; and Penned Up, a strand of cross artform literature festivals in prisons developed with LLL Productions, which have so far been held in HMP Lewes (2015) and HMP Erlestoke in Wiltshire (2017/2018).

He is Artistic Director of live literature production company,
LLL Productions and interdisciplinary company, Blank Productions.

Mark's artist website »
LLL Productions »
Dementia Diaries in Edinburgh (YouTube) »