Emmy-winning producer, director, actor, screenwriter, and author, Mark Duplass will hold the 2022-23 Frank Sinatra Chair in the Performing Arts at Santa Clara University.
Perhaps best known for producing the Emmy-winning Netflix documentary series, Wild Wild Country, and for his Emmy-nominated role as Chip Black in the Apple TV+ series The Morning Show, Duplass will share his vast array of skills and knowledge about the industry with the campus community as Sinatra Artist-in-Residence.
Throughout the academic year, he will collaborate with students and faculty, visit classes, and engage the Santa Clara community in a variety of public events. During his residency, Duplass will work closely with many departments and programs within the College of Arts and Sciences and at Santa Clara University, interacting with students across a diverse assortment of disciplines.
About the Frank Sinatra Chair in the Performing Arts
The Frank Sinatra Chair in the Performing Arts was established in 1980 with initial funds from the proceeds of the 14th Annual Golden Circle Theatre Party, headlined by Frank Sinatra. Sinatra Artists-in-Residence energize the arts at Santa Clara University, inspiring our students and bringing life to our mission in a way that is tangible: experiencing the reality and thinking critically about the world in order to emphasize and engage constructively. Previous Chairs include BD Wong, Rhiannon Giddens, Taye Diggs, W. Kamau Bell, Anna Deavere Smith, and Silk Road Ensemble.