Mark Powell is Artistic Director of Prime Theatre, making both professional and youth theatre productions for, by and with children and young people from its base in Swindon. Formed as a Theatre-In- Education company in 1986, Prime was previously known as Sixth Sense Theatre for Young People. Prime’s recent productions include ‘Penguins’ (with Birmingham Rep and Cahoots NI) and ‘The 11th Hour’ and ‘The Macbeth Curse’ by Terry Deary. Mark is a member of Arts Council England’s South West Area Board and has a steering role on the Wiltshire and Swindon Cultural Education Partnership. Mark works as both a director and a writer for theatre, musicals and radio. Mark is the Chair of Governors of Swindon’s largest, most diverse primary school and is also an Arts Award Adviser at all levels.