Mark Hopkins

Co-Artistic Director
Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre

Mark Hopkins is based in Mohkinstsis, colonially known as Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He’s the Co-Artistic Director of Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre, which generates productive discomfort through art-making, and an Associate with Human Venture Leadership, which seeks to build our collective capacities to reduce ignorance, error, waste, suffering and injustice. Mark volunteers with Kawalease Arab Canadian Theatre and the Centre for Newcomers, and founded We Should Know Each Other, a community-bridging initiative. He was a Fellow of the Energy Futures Lab from 2018-2023 and continues as an EFL Ambassador. He’s proud to be a contributing writer for the Energy Futures Print Portfolio and accompanying anthology, Reimagining Fire: The Future of Energy.

Some of Mark’s honours and awards include the Creative Placemaking Award (2016 Mayor’s Lunch for Arts Champions), the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, Best Screenplay (2014 Alberta Media Production Industry Awards), Avenue Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40 and the Calgary Herald’s 20 Compelling Calgarians.