Fringe Virgin

15th May 2019. Aargh! Only one day to go now before tickets go on sale for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. I should be feeling elated. Instead I’m bricking it. It’s not that I’m worried they won’t sell. It’s just that there’s so much to DO before I feel even half ready for this the biggest performance of my life.

Like, where is the publicity right now? No poster. No media campaign. No help…yet. And then there’s all the things I need to watch and learn on YouTube from those good people from the Edinburgh Fringe Society. They know their stuff alright but the number of things I’ve got to get organised keeps piling up. And did I mention rehearsals? With only a few days to go before my next performance (at the Wildfires Festival on 28 May) I feel badly out of practice. I really do feel what I am – a complete Fringe newbie.

But before I finally lose it and burrow my way back into in my hobbit hole of despondency and doubt, I want to pay at least lip service to the MONUMENTAL support of my friends and the incredible generosity of God, who for some reason keeps insisting that he loves me, and he’s with me, and yes, it’s really his bag after all.

You can see I AM MARK, Stefan Smart’s Daring New Staging of Mark’s Gospel, at the Wildfires Festival (28 May), Church in the Park, Southampton (31 May), The Intu Centre, Watford (29 June) and at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, during The Edinburgh Festival Fringe (13-17 August).

More details here: http://www.iam-mark.com

See trailer here: https://youtu.be/YeGJEtwKIvc

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Who Am I?

CALLING all our friends of I AM MARK everywhere! Can you help us hone our ‘pitch’ for the Edinburgh Fringe, so we capture the essence of who we are for our public? If you’ve seen the show and could describe it in 1 or 2 GREAT SENTENCES, what would you say?

Answers below by the 16th May pls. Our faves will be acknowledged in our performance programme and throughout our social media. Many thanks! ❤️

You can see I AM MARK, Stefan Smart’s daring new staging of Mark’s Gospel, @wildfiresfestival 28 May 2019, @stmaryswatford on 29 June 2019 and @scottishstorytellingcentre, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 13-17 August 2019. Tickets on sale from 16/5/19. View trailer here: https://youtu.be/YeGJEtwKIvc

http://www.iam-mark.com

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Revolution!

Fed up with politics? Want to hear a story that REALLY shakes things up? Read Mark’s Gospel. See I AM MARK.

See it @wildfiresfestival 28 May 2019 and @scottishstorytellingcentre, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 13-17 August 2019. Tickets on sale from 16/5/19. View trailer here: https://youtu.be/YeGJEtwKIvc

http://www.iam-mark.com

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Neither Am I…

I am not Patrick Stewart. I AM MARK

See our daring new staging of Mark’s Gospel @scottishstorytellingcentre, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 13-17 August 2019. Tickets on sale from 16/5/19. View trailer here: https://youtu.be/YeGJEtwKIvc

http://www.iam-mark.com

#edfringe #fringe #fringecast #scottishstorytellingcentre #storyteller #onemanperformance #drama #iammark #markEd2019 #marksgospel #theatre #education #faith #love #god #hope #story #believe #life #peace #pray #actor #onemanshow #bible #church #jesus #christian #Gospel #holyspirit

I am not…

I am not Ben Kingsley. I AM MARK

See our daring new staging of Mark’s Gospel @scottishstorytellingcentre, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 13-17 August 2019. Tickets on sale from 16/5/19. View trailer here: https://youtu.be/YeGJEtwKIvc

http://www.iam-mark.com

#edfringe #fringe #fringecast #scottishstorytellingcentre #storyteller #onemanperformance #drama #iammark #markEd2019 #marksgospel #theatre #education #faith #love #god #hope #story #believe #life #peace #pray #actor #onemanshow #bible #church #jesus #christian #Gospel #holyspirit

There is Hope

COUNTDOWN to Edinburgh Personal Log: A day of revelation and sorting out of confusion about my direction of travel today. Every so often – apparently out of the blue – comes a vision, a plan, an idea so RIGHT that it almost makes you weep. (And instantly forget about the months of anxiety and frustration that’ve been plaguing your thinking and which, for appearance’s sake, you’ve been struggling to keep below the surface.) Whatever you call it – intuition or the whisper of the Holy Spirit – I believe in it and am in awe of its beauty. So I whisper back, “Thank you.”

See I AM MARK, an extraordinary new staging of Mark’s Gospel @ The Wildfires Festival and The Edinburgh Festival Fringe. http://www.iam-mark.com.

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It Starts With a Chair…

I LOVE MY CHAIR. If you’ve not seen it in performance, it’s red and teak and beautifully crafted in an ordinary-kitchen-chair-no one-would-stop-and-gawp-at sort of way. But it’s very much the Spring Behind the Action, becoming by turns: a cornfield, a ship, a tomb, a tree, an execution site, an instrument of torture as well as…em, a chair. And, most poignantly, a resting place – the mercy seat – of the God of our dreams.

See I AM MARK, the extraordinary new staging of Mark’s Gospel, @ The Wildfires Festival (28 May) and The Edinburgh Festival Fringe (13-17 August).

#edfringe #fringe #fringecast #scottishstorytellingcentre #storyteller #onemanperformance #drama #iammark #markEd2019 #marksgospel #theatre #education #faith #love #god #hope #story #believe #life #peace #pray #actor #onemanshow #bible #church #jesus #MarksGospel #christian #Gospel #holyspirit