Mark Lohr: corn fed and raised on a farm in the Dc Metro Area. He was heavy into athletics but had a desire to do more. Mark also developed a love for the theater, what a combo! He did a short stint at Western Maryland College to pursue Football and Wrestling, unfortunately all those pesky classes got in the way! So what does an athlete who loves the Theater do? Becomes a Physical Comic of course!
Mark was fortunate enough to train with Tom Dougherty, one of the premiere Physical Comics of this last decade, who is currently a featured act with Ringling. Mr. Dougherty trained Mark in the Arts of Theatrical Clowning Studying the works of Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton Laurel and Hardy and Bill Irwin was our daily bread. Performance was based upon developing strong characters while drawing in the audience and making them an interval part of the show. Breaking down that fourth wall and creating a whole new world in which Clown and Audience perform together.
For more than 2 decades Mark has been plying his trade around the world form the beaches of LA to the Streets of Baltimore, from the Center Ring of the Circus to the Stage of The Kennedy Center, and from Beautifully Restored Vaudeville Houses to the Meyerhof Symphony Hall. He has had the pleasure to share the stage with the likes of Placido Domingo while being directed by Franco Zeffirelli. He has also been a featured act with the Kimtom International Clown Festival in Shaghai China as well as the Hanghzou Circus Festival.
Mark has settled on the East Coast with His beautiful wife Lisa and their wonderful five children. Where he performs regularly and teaches workshops on Circus Skills and Physical Comedy and performs “Hooked on Books” and his stage show “Classic Comedy”. Mark can also be found creating original symphony family programs with Tim Marrone for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra as well as many others across the country.
Mark plans on opening a school someday to reach out and teach Circus skills to children of all backgrounds and providing a social melting pot that will have a huge impact on many a community.