Mark Hayes

M.A. '14


Mark Hayes is a Brooklyn based artist who creates formally diverse performances which include collaboratively devised movement pieces, scripted theatre, extended monologues, and mixed media performance installations in theatres, museums, art galleries, public plazas, and city streets. This varied terrain is anchored by an ongoing fascination with identity, culture, ecology, and human social behavior.

Mark has performed, directed, and choreographed in South Korea, Poland, Sweden, and throughout the United States. His recent work has been presented in the New York area at Queens Museum, Songs for Presidents Gallery, Opera Theatre of Montclair, and as a performance facilitator at The Museum of Modern Art. He is currently Artistic Associate at Dixon Place, where he helps develop emerging artists and new works. He has taught at Princeton University, NYU/Tisch School of the Arts, Portland State University, University of Oregon, HB Studio, Korea National University of the Arts, Teaterstudion, Folkkultur Centrum, and Stacja Szamocin. Mark holds an M.A. in performance studies from NYU/Tisch School of the Arts and a certificate in performance from the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre.


New York University

Master of Arts - Performance Studies

New York, New York


Portland State University

Master of Arts - Directing

Portland, Oregon


Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre

Certification in Professional Actor Training

Blue Lake, California


University of Oregon

Bachelor of Arts - Theatre & Dance

Eugene, Oregon