If there is one thing you can guarantee about a presentation from Mark C. Evans it is that it will be entertaining. Drawing on his experience as a professional actor, this award winning author brings comedy and chaos to the stage to provide an interactive presentation that is sure to captivate the audience. His time in the purple cape as Captain Starlight at Perth Children’s Hospital brings to the mix balloon sculpting and bad magic tricks. Audience participation is a certainty as he invites students to join him up the front as he explains the mechanics of crafting a story with the assistance of shambolic theatrical games involving masks and silly hats.
Having toured schools with a musical theatre group for several years Mark is no stranger to capturing the attention of a large crowd and guiding them through a story with his very expressive face and many manic voices. He has a passion for entertaining and educating through theatre and story and his high energy show will be sure to inspire any budding writer in the audience to follow their dream to one day be an author too.
His books include Crazy Crab which is a funny but uplifting story about a hermit crab who is obsessed with becoming the first crustacean on Mars. His second book Scarlet Hood is about a young girl who escapes the hardship of being the new girl at school by wearing a magic read hoodie and travels back in time to when Vikings were hunting the last dragons on earth. It is a moving story about a girl overcoming her fears to face the monsters in the shadows and in the playground. His latest book Tang the Boastful Ape is the story of a tremendous boastful orange creature who brags to all the other animals in the zoo about how great he can make birthday parties. Sounds like someone we know. It is an hilarious Aesop’s fable style tale about promising a lot but delivering very little with disastrous but comical results. The audience of his books is best suited to Primary School students of all ages but he is also comfortable and experienced in presenting to an older audience.