Actor Mark Feuerstein ’93 in Conversation with Michael Cadden
FREE and open to public
Monday, April 23, 2018 7 – 9 PM Wallace Theater, Lewis Arts complex FREE and open to the public RSVP requested
Come celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday with actor and alumnus Mark Feuerstein ’93 (9JKL, Royal Pains), in conversation with Lewis Center for the Arts Chair Michael Cadden. Feuerstein will provide a candid look at his life and career as a successful performer of both stage and screen. Pre-event reception begins at 6:45 p.m., post-event reception at 9 p.m. Free and open to the public; limited seating. RSVP requested online at https://feuerstein.eventbrite.com.
Presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts, in partnership with the Center for Jewish Life/Princeton Hillel.
Over the past 15 years, MARK FEUERSTEIN ’93 has received critical acclaim for his roles in feature film, television and theater, but he is best known for his lead role as Dr. Hank Lawson in the series “Royal Pains.” Inspired by his real life experience, he wrote and created “9JKL” with his wife, executive producer Dana Klein. Most recently, he appeared on “Prison Break” as arch-villain Jacob Ness. Additional television credits include “The West Wing,” “Sex and the City,” “Once and Again,” “Fired Up!” and “Good, Morning, Miami.” This past summer, Feuerstein was also recently seen in “Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later” where he was reunited with Prof. Elaine Showalter’s son, Michael. His feature film credits include “Defiance,” “In Her Shoes,” “Abandon,” “What Women Want,” “The Muse,” “Rules of Engagement,” “Woman on Top” and “Practical Magic.” Additionally, he played the lead in the independent feature “Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant,” which he also produced. Feuerstein made his Broadway debut starring in Alfred Uhry’s Tony Award-winning play “The Last Night of Ballyhoo.” He was on stage at the Geffen Theatre in “Some Girls,” written and directed by Neil LaBute. Also, he played to sold out audiences and garnered great reviews for his performance in Roger Kumble’s dark comedy “Turnaround.” Additional theater credits include “Twelfth Night,” “Awake & Sing,” “Dark Rapture,” “The Misanthrope,” “Macbeth,” “Three Sisters,” “A Streetcar Named Desire” and “King Lear.” In his spare time, Feuerstein enjoys mountain biking, yoga, jogging and photography. In addition to coaching his son’s baseball team, he enjoys biking with his kids through his Hancock Park neighborhood and jumping on trampolines with them. He has completed the Malibu Triathalon six times to raise money for the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) pediatric cancer research. He volunteers much of his time with CHLA because they saved his daughter Addie’s life when she was born with a congenital heart defect diagnosed when she was 5 months old. Additional charity involvement includes Leadership Circle of the Waterkeeper Alliance (Bobby Kennedy Jr. charity), Food on Foot, LA Young Playwrights Festival and Ovarian Cancer Research, among others. Feuerstein attended Princeton University and studied at the LAMDA on a Fulbright Scholarship. While in London, he also studied Clowning at the Ecole Philippe Gaulier. He is based in Los Angeles, where he lives with his wife, Dana Klein, and their children, Lila, Frisco and Adelaide. His birthday is June 8. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @markfeuerstein.
Photo by Rosalie O’Connor
MICHAEL CADDEN is Chair of the Peter B. Lewis Center for the Arts. He is in his thirty-fourth year of teaching at Princeton, and for nineteen of those years he served as Director of the Program in Theater (which was for many of those years was the Program in Theater and Dance). He began his career at the Yale School of Drama, as a dramaturg at the Yale Rep under Lloyd Richards and as a lecturer in the dramaturgy, directing, and acting programs at the Drama School. Since 1981, he’s taught summer programs for high school teachers of English at the Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College, at their campuses in Vermont, Oxford, Santa Fe, Asheville and Juneau. In 2003, he happily helped inaugurate the Roger S. Berlind Theater — ten years in the planning and the jewel in the crown of Princeton’s performing arts community. His areas of interest include Modern and Contemporary Theater, Ancient Greek Draama and Shakespeare in Performance, and Australian literature and theater. In 1993, he was honored to receive Princeton’s President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching. He looks forwarding to cutting at least one of the ribbons for the new Lewis Arts Complex opening in the Fall of 2017.