Mark Sussman is a theatre artist and scholar working with material dramaturgies, puppetry, as well as modern and contemporary traditions of experimental performance. He is a co-founder and co-artistic director of the Brooklyn-based company Great Small Works, specializing in the reinvention of ancient, popular, and avant-garde performance techniques – creating variety evenings, international festivals, and community-based projects from the miniature to the gigantic in scale. In Montreal, he serves on the board of directors of Studio 303, and on the artistic committee of the Casteliers Festival. The founder of Café Concret in 2006, he is part of the cabaret's organizing collective. He is Associate Professor of Theatre at Concordia University, where he teaches in the Performance Creation program and directs the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture. He first visited the CalArts Schools of Theater and Critical Studies in 1999 and was part of the team creating Theater of the Ears / Théâtre des Oreilles for the CalArts Center for New Performance (CNP).