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Another Medea

AFO Fest


written and directed by Aaron Mark

performed by Tom Hewitt

October 2013


In ANOTHER MEDEA, we meet the incarcerated Marcus Sharp, a charismatic and enigmatic onetime 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.  Not just “another” Medea, this provocative, minimalist meta-monodrama is an examination of the use and prevalence of myth in our lives as well as the dangers in becoming too immersed in a role. Marcus’ story is the story of the ultimate outsider and is at once ancient and up-to-the-minute contemporary. Inspired by true events and the work of Euripides, Tom Hewitt plays Marcus and various others in what writer/director Aaron Mark describes as “Grand Guignol horror in the style of Spalding Gray”. The battle between Medea and Jason has been told and retold, adapted and reimagined time after time after time, but never quite like this.

Aaron Mark (playwright/director) is the writer/director of the independent feature films Random Unrelated Projects (Best Experimental Feature/NYIFF), Commentary (Anthology Film Archives/NewFilmmakers NY), and the upcoming Do Not Duplicate. Some of his plays are Failed Suicide Attempts (Living Room Series/Blank Theatre), Cirque du Mental (8 Plays in 8 Days/American Theater Group), Fucking Wagner, Dead Agenting, Plays With Landline Phones, Subject, Bait, and Deer. Directing work includes Hedwig and the Angry Inch for BC/EFA at New World Stages and Ben Rimalower’s award-winning monodrama, Patti Issues, now in its tenth month at the Duplex. He is twenty-six and does not have because it belongs to a German gay porn star with the same name.

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 from 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 (La Jolla 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.

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