I AM MARK

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I AM MARK has already reached churches, cathedrals, Speakers’ Corners, arts festivals, schools and events all over the world. Why not add your venue to the list?

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A throwback to the travelling evangelists of the early church. This is how the good news should be preached.

Canon Billy Kennedy
President, UK Churches Together

It was such a privilege having Stefan with us in Shrewsbury. He made a great impact on the students – they really enjoyed having him and were challenged by his presentation. The Year 6 RS lesson  afterwards went superbly, and the children responded so well. It was all meant to be!

Revd Alex Aldous
Chaplain, Prestfelde Preparatory School, Shrewesbury

The feedback I have had from pupils and staff about Saturday’s [performance in Chapel] has been very positive.  I think they enjoyed the fact it was different from the normal diet; it was dynamic and it was challenging for them.

David Ibbotson, College Chaplain, Malvern College

From the first word, Stefan captured the gathered listeners’ attention, as the Churches of the region were joined by the general public. Here was a Good Friday event, out in the shopping precinct, that was worth stopping to listen to. Truly memorable!

Danny Stupple, Chair
Churches Together in Eastleigh, Bishopstoke, Fair Oak & Horton Heath

Magnificent! I’m not just saying that…Magnificent!

Audience member
SAcred Heart Church, Cumbernauld Glasgow

I AM MARK brings the story of Jesus to life in a unique and powerful way.

Fergus Scarfe, Regional Director
GOD TV

My church group ABSOLUTELY LOVED it!! Praise the Lord that He can use I AM MARK in this amazing way. I can’t wait to see the next session!

House Church member
Norfolk

Thank you for your brilliant performance at Kensington Temple! God has blessed you with such a special gift; thank you for not keeping it to yourself, and being willing to share it with the rest of the world!

Angeline Bell
Audience member, Kensington Temple

Visually, aurally and experientially, this film is absolutely stunning, impacting, entertaining and 100% accessible to a diversity of audiences. I RECOMMEND you watch this and pass the Word around!

Dr Chan Abraham
Leadership International & Revival NOW!

What a brilliant idea this is.

Gavin Calver
Evangelical Alliance

A great quality, engaging performance. Our guests found it thought provoking whether or not they had faith in God; many said they “loved it”, “it was amazing” and “it gave me a new way to think about the stories of Jesus”. The Q&A time was particularly powerful and on another occasion we might have allowed even more time for that.

Jo Hemming
SEnior Pastor, Winchester Vineyard Church

A wonderful and refreshing retelling of Mark’s gospel. A truly inspiring letter to the church beautifully portrayed by Stefan Smart. He doesn’t flinch from being challenging and direct. An ideal resource for our times. Highly recommended.

David Robinson, Artistic Director
Searchlight Theatre Co.

This performance of Mark’s Gospel awakens a new way of hearing and absorbing the words and stories of Jesus. I found myself really engaged and so inspired that it felt like I was encountering the Gospel for the first time. It takes you deeper into the life of Jesus, and is an excellent resource for long time believers as well as those who are on the fringe of faith.

Jenny Baker
National Leader CELEBRATE, UK Catholic Charismatic Renewal

Uncle Alec [McCowen] would have been very proud.

Julie Sheldon
Niece to the celebrated actor of The Gospel According to St Mark

Let me highly recommend a different and effective outreach evening with Stefan Smart – his rendition of the gospel of Mark is thought-provoking and in places gripping and moving. As a Pastor or church leader you will not regret bringing the I AM MARK play to your church.

Mark Ryan
Senior Pastor, Kensington Temple

An awesome performance of Mark.

The Reverend Nigel Mumford
By His Wounds Inc. and The Welcome Home Initiaive

Were I to attend a similar event in the future, it would be difficult to imagine anything surpassing this.

Nadine
St Nicholas’ Orthodox Church, San Anselmo, California, USA

Magnificent! Stefan Smart is a master in the art of biblical storytelling, in a way that is sure to reach seekers and believers alike..He is  trustworthy, as his focus is not just on his art but on communicating the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Archpriest Stephan Meholick
Rector, St. Nicholas Orthodox Church San Anselmo, CA USA

A wonderful performance reinforced by some thoughtful and insightful comments in the Q&A. I would happily see it again.

Ian Wigston
Leadership Consultant and Coach, Bright Field Counselling

There was not a murmur in the room as the inmates watched this unique performance.  Several commented afterwards that it had a real impact on them personally.  “Totally different to anything I’ve ever experienced,” said one. “When is he coming back?” was the general cry.

Lesley Mason, Managing Chaplain
HMP Send

Quite inspirational and performed with such sensitivity… particularly the way Jesus was depicted: with gentleness, gravitas and quiet authority.

Counsellor
Huntingdon

An innovative, dramatic, presentation of the scriptures, just as they are – and one that is totally compelling. I have seen it on national television, in the local park and even in India. In every location the impact and effect has been stunning. You cannot imagine how powerful this is until you see it for yourself.

Peter Butt, Director
School of Ministries

Fabulous show. Absolutely wonderful.

Alan Gibson, Minister
Motherwell South Parish Church, Edinburgh Fringe 2022

Sometimes it takes a living voice to make you hear the Bible for the first time -a voice that presents some saying or episode not as a stray fragment but as part of the rhythm and pace of a story that goes on gathering momentum. Mark’s gospel has just that kind of momentum, and this performance gives a memorably strong sense of it.

Rowan Williams
Formerly Archbishop of Canterbury

Inspiring…a compelling, intense and emotive delivery that had everyone transfixed from start to finish. As something of an [Edinburgh] Fringe veteran, I can bear witness that this is not always a given.

Richard Purden
Scottish Catholic Observer

Perfect Fringe-fare. A mighty performance!

Patrick Hudson
The Tablet Magazine

This presentation was nothing less than cathartic, embodying the emotions we often struggle with in our biggest challenges. I don’t know if other people have been brought to tears by your performance. But I’m going to assume I’m not the only one.

Olympiada Kane
Mill Valley, California, USA

Gripping, authentic, and deeply moving. 

Chris Brockway
Team Leader, Christchurch Baptist Church

I was just ‘there’. It broke my heart.

Audience member
St Nicholas Church, San Anselmo, California, USA

Engaging and intimate. It was thrilling to re-live the miracles and the authority of the Son of God.

David Hewitt
‘Wellsprings’ Community, Edinburgh

A resounding success.

Jill Brooks
Trinity Methodist Church, East Grinstead

Outstanding.  Inspirational.  I AM MARK would befit any performance space, even the grandest stage.

Tom Burden
Curate, St Mary’s Church, Fordinbridge

Many thanks for the inspiring workshop with my Year 10 Drama Class this morning. I hope you enjoyed their response!

Keith Packham
Director of Drama, Malvern College

A great story, and an equally great performance…expect great things!

Tim Jupp
Founder, ‘Big Church Day Out’

Using minimal props, I AM MARK brings Mark’s Gospel alive and releases the energy and vitality of his account of Jesus and his ministry. I hope online viewings go through the roof and open up the Gospel to a whole new audience. Congratulations!

Timothy Dakin
Bishop of Winchester

Keep up the good work!

Ched Myers
Activist theologian and author of ‘Binding the Strong Man: A Political Reading of Mark’s Story of Jesus’.

Stefan’s presentation of Mark was captivating. It felt urgent and immediate and was crystal clear.

Daniel Goodman
Team Leader, City Church Cambridge

Enthralling! Letting go of intellectual engagement, I got immersed in a dynamic, moment by moment encounter with the Living Jesus. It made all other public reading of Scripture dull and second-hand in comparison.

Canon Marion Syms
Portsmouth Cathedral

Wow, like really, wow! You have created something really…actually, I don’t have the words yet as I’m still letting the evening soak in.

Neil Edson
Audience member, Farnham Vineyard Church
Very moving, bringing me much closer to God through the life and ministry of Jesus.
What an outstanding and awe-inspiring way to hear the Gospel!
Audience members
St Marie RC Cathedral, Sheffield

The gift God has given you for making scripture leap to life, and his love you communicate as you tell and retell his story is incredibly powerful and deeply touching.

Theatregoer
Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2022

An impressive feat of the memory and a truly immersive experience. The story of Jesus as you’ve never heard it before.

Emma Fowle
Premier Christianity Magazine

An outstanding show! Powerful and moving.

Richard Lacey
Lead Pastor, Woodgreen Evangelical Church, Worcester

This is not just a performance…it’s a gift of God’s love to all.

Maris O’Brien
Fordingbridge

Hugely relevant and powerful.

Steve Lee
Miracle Street

I AM MARK shouldn’t be seen as a performance or even as a feat of memory to be marvelled at (all those words!), but as communication filled with love, compassion and power.

Gill Escott
Dance Instructor, Hampshire

Possibly the most powerful presentation of the Gospel story I’ve seen in my lifetime.

Audience member
St Gregory’s Church, Glasgow

Just saw this at the Edinburgh Fringe. What a fantastic job Stefan Smart did. Thoroughly recommend it!

Richard Johnston
Founder of Christian Mindfulness

What a fabulous start to Hope Theatre Cafe, Plymouth! Thank you to Stefan Smart for a riveting performance of I AM MARK – which totally brought the gospel to life. This was a truly engaging, interactive performance – Stefan had the audience eating of of his hand (almost literally at one point!) Brilliantly directed by Lisa Gilmour, Stefan’s use of space and the infamous chair are inspiring.

Anne Middleton
Performing Arts Mission

What a wonderful man, such talent and performing with just that chair…amazing!

Audience member
St James the Great, Colwall

Your mini recital [of Chapter 5 of Mark’s Gospel] was lovely. You captured the facial expressions of the demented man brilliantly.

Dame Penelope Wilton DBE
Actor, Downton Abbey & The Second Best Marigold Hotel

I AM MARK makes the works and words of Jesus more real – a brilliant way to introduce him to your friends and neighbours.

Dr Richard Roberts
Gathering in the Holy Spirit (Rome), USA Charismatic Leaders Fellowship