Mark Rapach is the Technical Director for The Clarice, where he is responsible for bringing artistic ideas to life through the application of scientific and engineering principles. He has been at The Clarice since August 2011. Mark is also an ETCP certified theatrical rigger.
Before coming to the University of Maryland, Mark worked for River City Scenic, Inc. as a project manager for cruise ship theater installations on Holland America and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, including the Oasis of the Seas and the Allure of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise ships. He received an MFA in Theatre Design and Production from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and a BA in Technical Theatre from the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to graduate school, Mark served as the Technical Director for Florida Stage, Inc. in Palm Beach, Florida working on numerous world and regional premieres.
In addition to his roles with The Clarice, Mark also serves as the Programming Coordinator for the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT), the association for performing arts and entertainment technicians.
When not working at The Clarice, Mark enjoys spending time with his family, learning new things and traveling.