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Mark Fisher journalist, author, editor, critic

Mark Fisher: freelance arts writer, editor, workshop leader and critic

2003-present Working for:

  • Acting Coach Scotland
  • Arcola Theatre
  • Arts Council Malta
  • Association of Lighting Designers (Focus)
  • Association for Scottish Literary Studies
  • The Audience Business
  • Aukland Festival
  • Barbican Theatre
  • Barn
  • BBC
  • The Big Issue
  • Birmingham Rep
  • Canterbury Christ Church University
  • Creative Scotland
  • Cumbernauld Theatre
  • Daily Record
  • DCA
  • Divadelny (Bratislava)
  • Dublin Theatre Festival
  • Dulwich College
  • Dundee Rep
  • Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
  • Edinburgh Festival Fringe
  • Edinburgh International Book Festival
  • Edinburgh International Festival
  • Edinburgh International Science Festival
  • The Envelope Room
  • Evening Times (Glasgow)
  • Falmouth University
  • Festival City Theatres Trust
  • Festivals Edinburgh
  • John Good Publishing
  • The Guardian
  • Hall for Cornwall
  • The Herald
  • Historic Environment Scotland
  • Hookson
  • Hordaland Fylkeskommune
  • Horsecross Arts
  • Hotline (Virgin Trains magazine)
  • Humanist Society of Scotland
  • Imaginate (Scottish International Children’s Festival)
  • Independent
  • Independent on Sunday
  • International Journal of Scottish Theatre
  • Irish Theatre Magazine
  • Leeds Beckett University
  • Lighthouse Poole
  • The List
  • Literature Wales
  • Little, Brown
  • Liverpool Hope University
  • Liverpool Independents
  • Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts
  • Lung Ha Theatre Company
  • Malthouse Theatre, Media Education
  • Melbourne Festival
  • Methuen
  • MJE Productions
  • Mull Theatre
  • Napier University
  • National Library of Scotland
  • National Theatre of Scotland
  • News of the World
  • New Zealand International Arts Festival
  • New Zealand Herald
  • Northings (Hi-Arts website)
  • Pepperdine University
  • Pitlochry Festival Theatre
  • Playbill, Press Gazette
  • Playwrights’ Studio Scotland
  • Pleasance Theatre
  • Prompt (TMA magazine)
  • Raploch Urban Regeneration Company
  • Renaissance Theatreworks
  • Rennesøy kommune
  • Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
  • Royal Holloway
  • Royal Shakespeare Company
  • Scotland on Sunday
  • The Scotsman
  • Scottish Drama Training Network
  • Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival
  • Scottish Opera (Brio)
  • See Glasgow
  • Le Soleil (Quebec)
  • State Theatre Company, Adelaide
  • The Sunday Times Scotland
  • Swindon Festival of Literature
  • Sydney Festival
  • Sydney Theatre Company
  • Teaching Drama Magazine
  • Theatre by the Lake
  • Theatre Royal, Plymouth
  • Theatre Royal, Winchester
  • TheatreVoice
  • Time Out
  • Trinity College, Dublin
  • Tron Theatre
  • UBU–European Stages
  • UCLA, UK Arts International
  • UK Theatre Net
  • University of Bath
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Chichester
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Kent
  • University of Leeds
  • University of London
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Roehampton
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of Sunderland
  • Variety
  • Visit Britain
  • Voyagers.io
  • Young Vic Theatre

2000-2003 The List, editor of Glasgow and Edinburgh events guide. 

1996-2000 The Herald, chief theatre critic 

1993-2000 Freelance writer working for BBC, The Big Issue, Cahiers de théâtre Jeu (Canada), Caledonia, The Daily Telegraph, Dublin Theatre Festival, Edinburgh International Book Festival, Edinburgh International Festival, The Forestry Commission, Glasgow Film Theatre, The Guardian, The Herald, The Irish Times, The List, The New Statesman, Nürnberger Nachrichten (Germany), The Observer, RTE, The Saarbrücker Zeitung (Germany), Scotrail Horizons, The Scotsman, Scottish Tourist Board, Scottish International Children’s Festival, Stagebill (USA), The Sunday Times Scotland, TheatreForum (USA) 

1992-1995 Theatre Scotland magazine founder and managing editor of quality quarterly theatre journal 

1987-1995 The List magazine production co-ordinator (1987-1989), theatre editor (1989-1995), assistant editor (1990-1992) 

1986 and 1987 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, administrative assistant during summer months 

1982-1992 Limelight magazine founding editor of official XTC fanzine 

Other

Education

University of Kent at Canterbury 1982-86 BA Honours Drama and Theatre Studies (2:1)