MARK ARANAL is a director-writer-producer for stage and television. He is also a performing artist, songwriter, production designer and events coordinator aside from being a dubbing director for telenovelas.
Direk Mark’s first love is theater and the dramatic arts, having started in that field as a child and eventually getting into that profession at a young age. He was a regular radio and commercial talent at the age of nine and also appeared in films and tv programs. He has worked with several theater companies such as Repertory Philippines, PETA and Tanghalang Ateneo. He ventured into television as a writer-director-segment producer of shows like “Lutong Bahay” and “Job Network” among others.
Direk Mark relocated to San Francisco, Califonia in the nineties, working with several performing groups and churches, and founded the Sugar & Spice Chorale of San Francisco. He came back to the Philippines to become the resident director of Chancel Repertory Theater, one of the country’s most respected Christian theater ministries.
He had his education at UP Integrated School, Ateneo de Manila University, Jean Shelton Actor’s Lab and Asian Theological Seminary. He is currently working as a dubbing director and writer of foreign-language telenovelas, and producing concerts and live events on the side. His current ministries include producing and hosting Gospel Jam every Sunday night, as well as teaching Biblical principles of financial management for Crown Ministries.