Mark Fenton is a playwright, screenwriter and sound designer who constructs immersive worlds and exhilarating concepts to create intimate, honest character dramas. Previously shortlisted for the 2020 Phil Fox Award, Mark’s wide range of influences and interests have resulted in emotionally devastating yet hopeful original scripts where anything can happen, from cities exploding in technicolour to entire galaxies being contained within an attic.
In 2018, Mark founded Tiny Change Theatre, a Birmingham-based DIY new writing company making accessible work showcasing the best in undiscovered playwriting. His work has subsequently been featured at Southwark Playhouse, Theatre503, the Edinburgh Fringe, the National Student Drama Festival, numerous pub function rooms, industrial estates, basements, and his own living room.
Increasingly interested in pushing the boundaries of what dramatic writing can be, Mark’s future work will fuse different art forms and communal gatherings – installations, television, even pub trips – to innovate and astonish with unique storytelling. Music is at the core of everything Mark creates, with his soundtracks ranging from the gorgeous songwriting of Joni Mitchell to the hypnotic euphoria of underground dance music. Fundamentally, Mark wants to create work that resonates with diverse audiences long after the curtain call, addressing core social issues in the package of an electrifying night out. He wants his writing to make people feel less alone.