Faculty & Staff SpotlightMark Rosenwinkel

Mr. Mark Rosenwinkel

Department of Theatre and Dance Chairperson
Professor of Theatre and Dance

Mark Rosenwinkel’s professional acting career spans nearly three decades, and includes work with most of the major Twin Cities theatres, including the Guthrie and Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, as well as the Asolo Theatre in Florida and the Illinois and Idaho Shakespeare festivals.  A member of the Playwrights’ Center, he has also been the recipient of numerous awards in playwriting, most notably the 2002 Writers’ Digest Literary Award for Best Play (Sanctus).  His play Wellstone!, based on the life of the late Minnesota Senator, premiered at History Theatre in St. Paul in 2006.

A 1977 graduate of Concordia College, St. Paul, he holds an M.F.A. in theatre from the Asolo/FSU Conservatory for Actor Training in Sarasota, Florida.


  • M.F.A., Florida State University (1981)
  • B.A., Concordia College, Saint Paul (1977)