is the series
of plays, 6 in all, that Mark Bedell Wrote, Directed,
Designed and Produced for the
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.
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.
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!
Wind & The Sun
The Fox & the Crow
Ant & The Grasshopper
The Lion &
The Tortoise &
rhyme, song and good old-fashioned silliness;
tickles old and young alike!
An audience favorite from 1996 to 2001.
The Emperor's New
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,
and physical comedy make up this literary treat.
Turtle's War Party
(From the Iroquois)
trilogy of timeless folktales from around the world.
These hilarious tales of Life's Little Lessons
are guaranteed to leave everyone in stitches!
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
1991 John Gassner memorial Playwriting Competition.
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
Mark Bedell is available to YOU as a:
or all of the above!