Giving to Wright State


Mark Antony Howard is a Wright State senior studying musical theatre. After graduation, he plans to move to Chicago and audition for the Second City theatre company, where he can further hone his craft.

Mark is a recipient of the Douglas Merk Muse Machine Scholarship, which supports former Muse Machine participants who are majoring in music or theatre arts. Merk, a 1990 Wright State graduate, is a producer and director of student programs and marketing at Muse Machine.

“Douglas Merk made a huge impact on my life as a young performer, always treating me with love and compassion when I needed it most,” says Mark. “Receiving his scholarship was a tremendous honor and blessing and I wouldn’t have been able to continue my dreams at Wright State without it. I’d like to thank Douglas Merk from the bottom of my heart for everything he’s done for me and many other aspiring artists.”