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THE DRIFTWOOD SERIES
is the series of plays, 6 in all, that Mark Bedell Wrote, Directed, Designed and Produced for the
DRIFTWOOD PLAYERS

In 1996 after having Produced, Directed and Toured relatively large shows for The Children's Theatre of Maine, Krackerjack Theatre Co., Paragon Stage Co. and many others, Mark Bedell noticed that Schools, Theaters and Libraries with smaller facilities were consistently turned away due to not meeting the technical standards of the large shows. 

That's when the DRIFTWOOD PLAYERS was created.    He (along with former partner Angelique Steelgrave) crafted highly dynamic, exciting, funny shows that were (on a technical level) quite simple.   Mark designed a "set" that was flexible in three dimensions.  Height, Width and Depth could all be adjusted to fit virtually any space.  Only a few props per show... these shows can literally be toured in a compact car!  The two toured these productions for six years during the summer months touring to libraries, small theatres and summer groups.

Each play used the same set and in some cases, the same props; making it possible to tour two... even three shows in nothing but a small car!

Make no mistake though, these shows are extremely physically dynamic.  While the technical spectacle is low... the physical spectacle is through the roof!

Titles include:
AESOP'S FABLES
The Wind & The Sun
The Fox & the Crow
The Ant & The Grasshopper
The Lion & the Mouse
The Tortoise
& the Hare
Humor, rhyme, song and good old-fashioned silliness;
 tickles old and young alike!  An audience favorite from 1996 to 2001.


The Emperor's New Clothes
For what it's worth... this is my mother's favorite.
Clever dialogue, lots of accents and physical expression
create many characters with just two actors (you can use more if you want).
All that, a rhyming narrator and a guy with no clothes on! (no... not really)...
Who can ask for anything more?

Under the Poet Tree
Amazingly dynamic, physical and action packed
 classic poetry montage.  Healthy doses of rhyme, song
and physical comedy make up this literary treat.

FOREVER TALES
The Turtle's War Party
(From the Iroquois)
The Sausage
(From Sweden)
The Talking Skull
(From Nigeria)
A trilogy of timeless folktales from around the world.
These hilarious tales of Life's Little Lessons
are guaranteed to leave everyone in stitches!  

Atalanta's Race
Actors change characters in an instant with just
body and voice dynamics.  A lot of "creative play" went into the
creation of this clever re-telling of the ancient classic.  An Audience favorite

JUST SO STORIES
1st Runner-up
1991 John Gassner memorial Playwriting Competition.
Produced by:
Krackerjack Theatre Co. 1990-1995
University of Rhode Island 1993
Driftwood Players 1997-2001
THE ELEPHANT'S CHILD
HOW THE CAMEL GOT ITS HUMP
THE SING SONG OF OLD MAN KANGAROO

Now, Mark Bedell is available to YOU as a:
Writer, Director, Producer, Technical Director, Fight Director, Actor
or all of the above!

 mark@Fight-Director.org


"Patrons are still talking about your dynamic performance!…The plug you gave books and libraries was much appreciated (most of our 'Aesop' books were checked out that night!)."

--Scarborough Public Library, Scarborough, ME   


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