Mark Cantan started writing as well as acting while studying Maths at Trinity College Dublin. He wrote the script for RTÉ’s hidden camera sitcom Baptism of Hire. Mark co-wrote the political drama series The Running Mate for TG4 and has written and co-directed a feature film called The Alarms: A Story in Words as well as a production of his play, The Get Together. From 2010 – 2011 he participated in Rough Magic’s SEEDS Programme. Mark completed a commission for the Abbey Theatre called The Big Bad Wolf and contributed Somewhere to Fishamble: The New Play Company’s Tiny Plays for Ireland II. At the end of 2012 Rough Magic staged a production of his play Jezebel, winner of the Stewart Parker Award. It sold out, was remounted and toured internationally. Mark also participated in Six in the Attic, an Irish Theatre Institute Initiative.