Schools & Colleges

I AM MARK is an ideal resource for schools and colleges. Students invariably describe it as ‘intense’ and ‘fantastic’. It has an almost mesmerising effect on audiences of all ages – even, perhaps especially, on those who are unfamiliar with the Scriptures. 

I AM MARK comes as a standalone performance, followed by an optional question and answer session with the students. Or as part of an RS lesson (or lessons) about Christianity or the gospels. A particular favourite are the drama workshops Stefan runs on biblical storytelling.

I AM MARK can also be used in assemblies, or in university missions. Because it is inspired Scripture as well as very entertaining, it makes an ideal introduction to the Christian faith.

With nearly 35 years’ experience as a Director of Student Learning and a teacher of English and Drama, Stefan is ideally placed to engage with young people just where they are. And so to bring this foundational story to life.

To make a ‘no obligations’ enquiry, get in touch via the form below.

Bringing out the passion of when Jesus was shaking things up…you can feel why people wanted to follow him.

Bristol University

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.

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

If you think you already know the story…think again. I AM MARK – Captivating drama. Mesmerising storytelling. Undeniable Truth.

Dan Angus
Solent MIND

A wonderful presentation. The highlight of our Festival experience!

Theodore Louis Trost
Professor in Religious Studies, The University of Alabama, 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

A great event. Stefan is very talented – and it is a powerful way to bring the account to life.

Heather Bowden, Headteacher
The King’s School, Fair Oak, Hampshire

Go! You don’t have to be religious to appreciate this.

Learning Disabilities Support Worker

The ancient world of Christian scripture suddenly becomes alive in front of you. You hear the emotion of the conversations that Jesus had with those he met and you catch a fresh understanding of his teaching.

Neil Maddock, Director
MARTIS Productions

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

Intense and fantastic.

St Mary’s School

Photos used with permission from Performing Arts Mission