Meet Mark Drelich – Dr. Jason Posner in W;t

Mark Drelich - PictureWho are you? My name is Mark Drelich and I am a radio host on 102.3 NOW! radio. I enjoy theatre and am excited and thankful to be a part of this production! In my spare time I’ll be watching a play, at a concert or playing hockey with some friends.

What is your role on/in this production? If you are an actor, please tell us about your character. If you are on the production team, please describe what your role is there. I play the part of Dr. Jason Posner – a young resident at the hospital who clearly favours research over human interaction.While Jason may be a very intelligent doctor, his bedside manner is definitely lacking which is highlighted in the play.

What is your background in theatre? At Walterdale? This is actually my very first play ever. I’ve always wanted to be a part of a production and I’m excited to be a part of this play and especially thankful to be a part of a Walterdale Theatre production.

What brought you out for this production? I was fascinated by the script as this is a play with many layers. Aside from the entertaining aspect of the production, there are important lessons that can be taken away from this play.

What do you think audiences will take away from this show? I am hoping the audience will get a better understanding of the inner turmoil a patient goes through when they realize their life is slowly slipping away. I want the audience to understand the beauty of compassion and realize that every moment is precious.

Poetry plays a big role in this play, what is one of your favorite poems, and why? Can you share a few lines from it? I was always a fan of poetic quotes and quips (epigram). One of my favorites that comes to mind is by English poet, Samuel Taylor Coleridge – “Sir, I admit your general rule That every poet is a fool, But you yourself may serve to show it, That every fool is not a poet.”

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