Written and Directed by Aaron Mark
Starring Tom Hewitt
January 14-31, 2015
The Wild Project
ANOTHER MEDEA tells the story of the incarcerated Marcus Sharp, a charismatic and enigmatic New York actor who recounts in gruesome detail how his obsessions with a wealthy doctor named Jason and the myth of Medea lead to horrific, unspeakable events. At once ancient and up-to-the-minute contemporary, this provocative, minimalist thriller stars Tony Award nominee Tom Hewitt in what writer/director Aaron Mark calls “Grand Guignol horror in the style of Spalding Gray”. The battle between Medea and Jason has been told and retold, but never quite like this.
“Aaron Mark’s ANOTHER MEDEA is as intense and gripping a show as you’re ever likely to see…”
- This Week In New York
“I had a soul-wrenching, blew-my-mind, awe-inspiring evening…”
- Call Me Adam
AARON MARK (Playwright/Director) is a New York-based playwright, director, and filmmaker. His play, Another Medea, starring Tom Hewitt, was presented by AFO at the Cherry Lane, and his other plays have been developed by New York Theatre Workshop, Labyrinth, Theater for the New City, the Blank Theatre, and American Theater Group. Directing credits include The Mystery of Irma Vep for Berkshire Theatre Group, Ben Rimalower’s award-winning monodrama, Patti Issues, and Hedwig and the Angry Inch at New World Stages for BC/EFA. His independent feature films are Commentary, Random Unrelated Projects, Do Not Duplicate (upcoming) and the documentary, Zbornik Developing. He is a NYTW Usual Suspect and does not have aaronmark.com because it belongs to a German gay porn star with the same name, so his website is aaronmark.nyc.
TOM HEWITT (performer) Broadway: Pontius Pilate in Jesus Christ Superstar, Billy Flynn in Chicago, Dracula in Dracula; The Musical, Frank N Furter in The Rocky Horror Show (Tony, Drama Desk nominations), The Boys form Syracuse, Scar in The Lion King, School for Scandal, The Sisters Rosenzweig. National Tours: Urinetown, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Touring Broadway Award), Peter Pan. Off Broadway: Treasure Island, Jeffery, Beau Jest (Outer Critics nomination), Richard III, Othello. Recent Regional Credits: Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (La Jolla Playhouse), Kiss Me, Kate (Reprise!, Muny), Flea in Her Ear (Williamstown), Private Lives and Travesties (Long Wharf, CT Critics Circle Award), Compleat Female Stage Beauty (Old Globe), Zhivago and Dracula; The Musical (LaJolla Playhouse), Uncle Vanya (Arena Stage), Racing Demon and Blithe Spirit (Guthrie), Antony and Cleopatra (Shakespeare Theater). Performances throughout Japan, Europe, and the U.S. with the Suzuki Company of Toga. T.V. and Film: Law and Order, Third Watch, Frasier, All My Children, narration for The Discovery, History and National Geographic channels and Julie Taymors’ Fools’ Fire. Training: PTTP currently at U. of Delaware. Tom is a native of Montana.
Check out this interview with Tom Hewitt and Aaron Mark for last year’s festival performance of ANOTHER MEDEA: