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Mark Spates Smith

is honored to be back at Court Theatre. He has been described as a “truly grounded thespian” (Stage and Cinema), “marvelous” (Chicago Theater Beat), and a “Standout” among his peers (Windy City Media). Gapers Block said his performances “deliver a scorpion’s sting”, and that he is a performer to “be seen, and rewarded”. Television credits: Chicago PD, Chicago Fire (NBC), Black Lightning (CW), and as Mason Little on The Chi. Theatre credits include Silk Road Rising (Bernard, The Lake Effect), Steppenwolf (Corey Booker, How Long Will I Cry), and Court Theatre (Martin Luther King, Jr. (us), The Mountaintop).