Mark Cabus
Mark Cabus
Assistant Teaching Professor of Acting


Room:AC 211B

A show business professional for more than fifty years, Mark Cabus (he/him) is a skilled actor, director, writer, and producer of stage and screen. He was classically trained in England, New York, and Washington DC. Having performed all over the world, he is recognized, primarily, for his stage work throughout the Southeast. The Tennessean and Nashville Scene honored Mark three times as the city’s Best Actor (I Am My Own Wife, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, and Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde) and twice as its Best Director (Coriolanus and The Merchant of Venice). His film and television credits range from the Oscar-nominated Selma and Nicholas Sparks’ romantic The Longest Ride to the John Grisham classic, The Client. He’s performed guest appearances in HBO’s third season of True Detective as well as recurring roles on the hit Fox series The Resident, AMC’s TURN: Washington’s Spies, Hulu’s Tell Me Lies, and the award-winning Dopesick. Over the years, tens of thousands have witnessed his celebrated original solo performance of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, which is now a full- length feature film.

An educator of merit, Mark joined the faculty of Ball State University’s theatre and dance program in fall 2022. Prior to that time, he served on faculties at Vanderbilt, Emory, and Belmont universities, the Brooklyn Arts Council, the Digital Arts and Cinema Technology School of Cobble Hill/Brooklyn, the Georgia Shakespeare Summer Conservatory in Atlanta, the Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts, and the Nashville Film Institute. He served as a guest lecturer and teaching artist at the University of the South at Sewanee, the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville. As a Director of Education, he spearheaded programs at Atlanta’s Theatrical Outfit and Nashville’s Green Room Projects. He is recognized as both a Tennessee Arts Commission/Ingram Industries Individual Artist and a Tennessee Williams Fellow.