Mark Hellman in The Incompleat Folksinger by Pete Seeger
Pete Seeger was a folk singer, political activist, and a key figure in the mid-20th century American folk music revival. He sang in defence of the poor, the oppressed, and the exploited; and always to enliven and encourage, to delight, and to tell tales. Pete Seeger’s The Incompleat Folksinger, adapted by Ross Desprez and Mark Hellman from the book of the same name, shares, in Seeger’s own words and music, his inspirations, his conflicts with the bosses and the government, his favourite songs, stories, and instruments and the kind of learning that comes from listening carefully. “Any fool can get complicated,” he wrote. “We are born in simplicity but die of complications”.
Directed by Ross Desprez with musical direction by Tobin Stokes and lighting design by Rebekah Johnson. Performed by Mark Hellman.
The Other Guys Theatre Company is committed to developing theatrical presentations reflecting the history and culture of our communities while supporting the livelihoods of local professional and emerging artists. Our work reflects our community and our stories have strong musical ties within them. OGT has produced a dozen shows over the past 20 years, most having subsequent tours.