Mark Kenward, a Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Nominee, has performed his work in over 35 cities throughout the US and Canada, including a reception for The House of Representatives and several runs at The Marsh.
His first solo show was an adaptation of MOBY-DICK (1993-1997) which toured to 11 cities (“Kenward is a commanding storyteller” SF Weekly). Five of Kenward’s solo shows have enjoyed runs at The Marsh: RIDING FROM NORMAL (1998), THE YOGA OF MOBY-DICK (2001, 2002), THE DHARMA OF DOLLARS (2004, 2005), TOWLE'S HILL (2008), and most recently NANTUCKET (2014) which The Contra Costa Times hailed as “astonishing, funny, and breathtaking.” In addition to his work as a solo performer Kenward has had the pleasure of starring (as the only adult in a cast of teenagers) in The Marsh Youth Theatre’s production of Ron Jones’s THE WAVE (2010). He is the director of over 20 full-length solo shows, including two that have had runs at The Marsh: Kurt Bodden’s STEVE SEABROOK: BETTER THAN YOU (2013) and Howard Petrick’s RAMBO: THE MISSING YEARS (2012). Other directing credits include Wayne Harris’s TYRONE 'SHORT LEG' JOHNSON AND SOME WHITE BOYS (2012) and David Caggiano’s JURASSIC ARK (2012), both of which won ‘Best of SF Fringe’ honors. Every once in a while Kenward plays electric guitar with his band The InTones during happy hour at The Marsh Berkeley Cabaret; fortunately for the audience admission is free.