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Mark Pracht

Mark Pracht was raised in the mountains near Colorado Springs, Colorado, and graduated from the University of Nebraska, Kearney. He has been a proud member of the Chicago theatre and creative community since 2001 as an actor, director, and playwright.


Favorite roles include Harlan "Mountain" McClintock in Requiem for a Heavyweight with The Artistic Home, for which he received the 2019 Non-Equity Joseph Jefferson Award for Performer in a Principal Role. Also McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest with Open Eye Productions, Milt Shanks in The Copperhead with City Lit Theatre, Lanfield in Blizzard ’67 at 16th Street Theatre (2017 Equity Jeff Nomination for Best Ensemble), and Frank in The School for Lies also at The Artistic Home.

He continues to seek out creative challenges and fulfilling collaborations. 

Mark Pracht is represented by the Shirley Hamilton Agency in Chicago
Mark Pracht

Selected Theatrical Resume

The Crucible

Invictus Theatre

Chicago, IL

John Proctor

Written By Arthur Miller
Directed By Charles Askenaizer

May 11-June 11, 2023

Vanya on the Plains

The Artistic Home

Chicago, IL


Written By Jason Hedrick
Directed By Kayla Adams
September 15-October 27 2019

Requiem for a Heavyweight

The Artistic Home

Chicago, IL

Harlan "Mountain" McClintock

Written By Rod Serling
Directed By John Mossman
February 17- March 31 2019

(2019 Non-Equity Joseph Jefferson Award Recipient– Performance in a Principal Role)

Rock 'N Roll

The Artistic Home

Chicago, IL


Written By Tom Stoppard
Directed by Kathy Scambiatterra
October 7- November 18 2018

Prometheus Bound

City Lit Theatre

Chicago, IL


Aeschylus translated by Nicholas Rudall
Directed by Terry McCabe
October 7- November 18 2018

School For Lies

The Artistic Home

Chicago, IL


Written By David Ives
Directed By Kathy Scambiatterra
July 2- August 13, 2017

Blizzard '67

16th Street Theatre

Berwyn, IL


Written By John Steinhagen
Directed By Ann Filmer

January 12 – March 11, 2017

(2017 Equity Joseph Jefferson Award Nominee– Best Ensemble)



Redtwist Theatre

Chicago, IL

The Seedbed


Redtwist Theatre

Chicago, IL

Golden Boy

Tom Moody

Griffin Theatre Co.

Chicago, IL


Alfred Dolittle

Stage Left Theatre/Bohemian Theatre Ens.

Chicago, IL


The Creature

City Lit Theatre

Chicago, IL

The Petrified Forest

Lineman #2/Sheriff

Strawdog Theatre

Chicago, IL

The Copperhead

Milt Shanks

City Lit Theatre

Chicago, IL

Dashiell Hamlet

Harry Teal

City Lit Theatre

Chicago, IL

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Randall P McMurphy

Written By Lucy Thurber
Directed By Cody Estle

September 7 – October 9, 2016

Written By Bryan Delaney
Directed By Steve Scott

June 18 – July 17, 2016

Written By Clifford Odets
Directed By Johnathan Berry

February 15 – April 6, 2014

Written By George Bernard Shaw
Directed By Vance Smith

January 5 – February 10, 2013

Mary Shelly adapted by Bo List
Directed by Terry McCabe

September 28 – November 4, 2012

Written By Robert Emmet Sherwood
Directed By Shade Murray

February 23 – March 31, 2012

Written By Augustus Thomas
Directed by Kathy Scambiatterra

April 8 – May 15, 2011

Written By Mike Nussbaum
Directed by Mike Nussbaum

September 12 – October 26, 2008

Ken Kesey adapted by Dale Wasserman
Directed by Christopher 

July 6 – August 11, 2007

Open Eye Prod.

Chicago, IL

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