All of the updates from my old website

4/02/17 - Closed ROE in Berkeley.

3/10/17 - ROE opens at Berkeley Rep and runs until April 2nd.  I am honored to be a part of such a relevant show.

2/19/17 - Closed ROE at Arena Stage in D.C.  Next we'll move the show to Berkeley Rep where we'll jump straight into tech rehearsals and then previews.

1/18/17 - ROE opened and has been getting some great press:

1/5/17 - started rehearsals for ROE.  Performance dates below.

12/6/16 - I'm happy to announce that I will be appearing in ROE by Lisa Loomer which will be performing at:

11/6/16 - Closed the show.  Goodbye for now A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.

10/12/16 - Did a brief interview for the local NBC news station about A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.  Video HERE

10/10/16 - got a couple of nice mentions in these local reviews:

  • "Equally engaging is the sheer abandon of Mark Bedard as the cross-dressing slave Hysterium, the household fusspot who hovers inches away from madness and melodramatically sings his heart out in “I’m Calm.” - Democrat & Chronicle
  • "Mark Bedard (playing the high-strung slave Hysterium) steals the show with a drawn-out and hysterically funny mime of his own botched suicide." -

10/08/16 - the show has opened!

10/04/16 - some production photos for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum can be found in this BroadwayWorld ARTICLE

10/01/16 - a great article came out for our upcoming opening of FORUM.  Read it HERE

9/13/16 rehearsals for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum begin at Geva Theatre in Rochester NY.  I'll be playing Hysterium.  Show closes November 6th.

8/28/16 - Closed both shows at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival

8/05/16 - Had a day of shooting for a pilot on the Lifetime Movie Network in which I play a doctor.  Fun to say “Code Blue!”

7/07/16 - Measure for Measure has also received a great write up in the Wall Street Journal.  Read it here

Teaser Video

7/02/16 - Great write up in the New York Times for Touchstone in As You Like It.  Read it here

6/13/16 - Measure for Measure promo video

6/12/16 - As You Like It promo video

4/06/16 - rehearsals for Hudson Valley Shakespeare are starting back up.  I’ll be playing Touchstone in As You Like It, and the Provost in Measure for Measure.  The shows run from June 7th until August 28th.  Here’s a LINK to their website.  It’s such a beautiful setting!


3/14/16 - Got into Bob Krakowers film acting class somehow.  That thing has like a two-year waiting list.  Now that I’ve seen his brilliance in action, I know why.  So good.


2/01/16 - started working as a reader at Telsey & Co.  It’s like taking a master class in auditioning.  Aside from all the auditioning I’ve been doing myself lately, I’m also going to start taking sketch writing with Upright Citizen’s Brigade next week.


1/03/16 - Happy closing of The Cocoanuts at The Guthrie!  It was a wild one.

12/3/15 - Did a brief interview for the local CBS news station about The Cocoanuts.  Video HERE

11/20/15 - The Cocoanuts is open!  It runs until January 3rd

11/16/15 - And now production photos!

11/05/15 - Here's some rehearsal photos!

10/20/15 - Started rehearsals for The Cocoanuts at The Guthrie!

10/18/15 - Finished performing in A Midsummer Night's Dream

10/6/15 - It's my last two weeks with A Midsummer Night's Dream at The Pearl Theatre.  I'll be sad to leave the show, but I'm looking forward to The Cocoanuts at The Guthrie in Nov-Dec.

9/21/15 - Great review of A Midsummer Night's Dream in the New York Times!  Read it here

9/2/15 - started rehearsals for our remount of A Midsummer Night's Dream at The Pearl Theatre.  Off-Broadway!  I'll be performing in the show these dates:

  • 9/8 - 10/18
  • After that I head to The Guthrie for another turn as Groucho in The Cocoanuts! 11/4 - 1/3

8/29/15 - closed The Winter's Tale at HVSF!  It was a great season.  What a wonderful place to work.

8/28/15 - closed A Midsummer Night's Dream at Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival!

8/20/15 - Did a reading of Kate Hamill's brilliant adaptation of Vanity Fair at The Philipstown Depot Theater in Garrison for HVSF2

6/25/15 - Amazing review of A Midsummer Night's Dream  in The Wall Street Journal!  Review

6/17/15 - Here's links to promo videos for the shows I'm doing right now at Hudson Valley Shakes:
Winter's Tale
A Midsummer Night's Dream

6/11/15 - 1st Preview of The Winter's Tale!

6/9/15 - 1st Preview of A Midsummer Night's Dream!

4/24/15 - Just finished another two days as a SAG Principle Dancer for the Cinemax show The Knick

4/14/15 - Started rehearsals for Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival.  I'll be playing Autolycus in The Winter's Tale as well as performing in a 5-person Midsummer Night's Dream.

4/12/15 - Closed Fashions for Men.  It was a great run.

4/06/15 - Learned that Fashions for Men got a Lucille Lortel nomination for Outstanding Revival!  (Later learned that it also got an Outer Critics Circle nomination as well as a Drama Desk nomination in the same category!)

3/17/15 - We just learned that WNET is going to be taping Fashions for Men on the 24th!  Our show will be featured on WNET Thirteen's "Theater Close-UP" which means that it will eventually be available for viewing online.

3/11/15 - Had a full day of shooting for the Cinemax show The Knick.  As a SAG Principle Dancer no less.  I might end up in a few episodes for season two. 

3/07/15 - A few of the Fashions for Men reviews mentioned me in my little parts!  What a pleasant surprise.
Times Square Chronicles
New Jersey News Room

3/01/15 - Opened Fashions for Men.  My first New York opening!

2/10/15 - Just finished our first week of previews for Fashions for Men!
Preview video of our dress rehearsal HERE
Production photos HERE
Mint Theater's Facebook page HERE

1/07/15 - preview video from 1st day of rehearsal HERE!

1/06/15 - rehearsals started for Fashions for Men at The Mint Theater which is off-Broadway in New York.  The show runs February 2nd through April 19th.  The show page can be found HERE

11/02/14 - Closed both The Cocoanuts and A Wrinkle in Time at OSF.  Time to make the move to New York City! 

4/20/14 - A Wrinkle in Time opened at OSF! Pictures HERE
I'll be performing in both shows until November 2nd.

2/25/14 - Started rehearsals for A Wrinkle in Time at OSF.  Oh how I love repertory theater!  The OSF website

2/22/14 - The Cocoanuts opened at The Oregon Shakespeare Festival!  It's great to play Groucho again!  Pictures can be viewed HERE

Next up - Workshop of the Marx Brothers' play The Cocoanuts in October, followed by a workshop of A Wrinkle in Time in November.  I'll be performing in both shows with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival all next year.

8/25/13 - Closed both shows with Shakespeare & Company.  What a wonderful group of people.

8/02/13 - Mother Courage opens tonight!  Production photos can be seen HERE.  I somehow managed not to be in any of the pics but the last one.
- and HERE is a great review of Love's Labour's Lost done by the Boston Globe.

6/25/13 - I'm currently in Lenox MA working at Shakespeare & Company.  This weekend I'll be opening Love's Labour's Lost, while today we have our first rehearsal for Mother Courage.  Crazy!  Here's a rehearsal video from LLL.
Production photos can be seen HERE