Tuesday, August 27, 2013


It's been sometime since I wrote and published anything here, but my recent experience, as horrific as it was, prompts me to re-examine and re-look at some things.

So, I'm back.

Back to continue to muse aloud and investigate just what it is that I do as an actor, and any-old-other-thing that strikes my fancy that's related to the art and craft of acting.

We resume this parade of thoughts, questions, and the search for answers with a seven-part series of essays  I'll call Tempest in a Teapot, inspired by a production of Shakespeare's The Tempest that I was recently invited to join to play Prospero (after the original Prospero quit, along with the co-director--that should have been enough of a warning!) and the very same production that I quit two days before opening night.

Much to talk about. Glad to be back talking about it with fellow actors and people who are interested in just what it is that we actors do.

Part One of TEMPEST IN A TEAPOT will begin when I think the time is right, and ripe!

Mark Redfield
27 August, 2013

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