Mark Adam Rud is an actor-director-dramaturg and general theater instigator. He has appeared in numerous Seattle-Tacoma productions at Annex Theatre, Ghost Light Theatricals, Seattle Playwights' Collective, Lakewood Playhouse, and in a Pearl Jam musical workshop at theRendezvous JewelBox, among others. He has also been an Artist-in-Residence with Tacoma Youth Theatre, Assistant Directing Intern with Stone Soup Theatre's SummerStage, and overhire laborer for Tacoma Opera. He received his BFA Theatre Arts and BA English Literature from Pacific Lutheran University, where he also worked as a stage carpenter. He is the current Casting & Literary Apprentice at the historic Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia. He also is a self-described libertarian, which causes some confusion.