Another Medea tells the story of the incarcerated Marcus Sharp, a charismatic and enigmatic New York actor who recounts in gruesome detail how his obsessions with a wealthy doctor named Jason and the myth of Medea lead to horrific, unspeakable events. At once ancient and contemporary, this provocative mono-thriller is Grand Guignol horror in the style of Spalding Gray.
Another Medea was first presented at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre in New York City beginning March 30th, 2013. A reading was then presented by New York Theatre Workshop at Dartmouth College on August 3rd, 2013. The play was subsequently produced as part of the All For One Theatre Festival at the Cherry Lane Studio Theatre beginning October 19th, 2013. A three-week run, produced by All For One at The Wild Project, began January 14th, 2015. All incarnations were directed by Aaron Mark and performed by Tom Hewitt.
"Marcus is a disarming psychopath...in this darkening tale, we watch his life unravel...some unnerving moments...This play is partly about loving the theater: the story of a man who loses his way after he exiles himself from the stage." - New York Times
“As intense and gripping a show as you're ever likely to see...Brutal and beautiful at the same time, Another Medea is a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience.” - This Week in New York
“Another Medea is the sort of theater experience that has you wanting to stop listening all the while you're aching to learn what happens next. You need to find out if it's even more horrific than what has just preceded it. It's a tale that if told around a campfire would keep everyone awake for the rest of the night...The last thing I'll add before recommending you dash to see Another Medea is that Hewitt delivers it chillingly.” - Huffington Post
“Medea is inherently upsetting, but what makes this variation particularly disturbing is how damn relatable Marcus is—and disarmingly funny, too. He really puts the me in Medea. Maybe we all have a bit of that murderous mother inside of us."
- Time Out New York
“Really really quite extraordinary.” - Broadway Radio
“The tension toward the end of Another Medea is almost unbearable. You want to close your eyes even though there’s nothing to see...A performance that's nothing short of breathtaking.” - Theater Pizzazz
“In an era where not even the high kicking ensemble numbers of Broadway can seem to give us a jolt, the fact that a single actor in an essentially bare stage manages to electrify us with such intensity, seems nothing short of a miracle. A maniacal, impassioned, bloody good miracle.” - Center on the Aisle
“I had a soul-wrenching, blew-my-mind, awe-inspiring evening.” - Call Me Adam
“Terrifically terrifying...A staggering achievement.” - Smart Reviews
“One of the most gripping, fascinating stories and performances I've ever witnessed.” - Theater Pizzazz
“A compelling new version of this take of love, madness, and violence, never attempting to 'explain' or resolve these passions, but enriching our ongoing struggle to comprehend our own dark potentials.”
- Murder Most Queer
Another Medea received its international premiere in November of 2017 at STET The English Theatre in The Netherlands