Mark Correia is a world renowned magician, actor and world record holder with over fifteen years of experience. After specializing in comedy and drama at Etobicoke School of the Arts, he was accepted into the prestigious National Theatre School of Canada as one of only twelve students in his year.
Mark has appeared in a variety of productions on Toronto stages including Tarragon, Passe Muraille, Factory, and Harbourfront. When not performing publicly, Mark tours his magic to private events around Canada. He also makes regular appearances on Television through his magic, and has been featured on every major Canadian broadcasting network.
Along with his chosen executive team, Mark is the brains and talent behind Escaping Parkinson’s—a stunt supported by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, and Michael J. Fox himself—raising over $15,000 in one summer. For two weeks Mark lived (s)trapped inside a straitjacket without breaks. On the fourteenth day he escaped on live television. He garnered international attention with this stunt, and set a world record for “Longest Amount of Time Wearing a Straitjacket”. The story of Escaping Parkinson's is currently being produced as the documentary Two Weeks Strait, an autobiographical book under the same title, and a TEDx talk.
Mark has performed all over Canada and the United States as well as internationally, going as far as The Middle East, Paris, Singapore, and China both as a solo magician, and as a cast member in a variety of productions. Mark is the winner of the 2012 SEARS “Best Actor” award, and was nominated for a MyTheatre “Best Supporting Actor” award. He was also nominated for a “Best Magician Award” from A1 Radio.
Mark is also co-owner of the production company Noodle Boys. Founded in 2015, Noodle Boys gained viral status within a year of inception with their unique sketch comedies and short films. Their videos have gained over half a million views on YouTube, and over fifty million views on Facebook.