Mark Vadik was first recognized as one of the “America’s aspiring under-ground writers” in the early 90s when his poetry was featured on “60 Minutes”. Having directed and produced numerous theatrical productions for over 15 years before transistioning into film and TV, he has worked with such Broadway stars as Mickey Rooney, Jackie Mason and Jerry Stiller.
Vadik’s last stage play (“R3 – A Gothic Tale” – an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Richard III) was performed at The Bailiwick Arts Center in Chicago, and was named as “One of the top 10 Must Sees” for the 2004 Theater season in Chicago by Windy City Times. The Chicago Tribune has favorably compared his work and style with Sir Peter Brooks of the Royal Shakespeare Company of London and Robert Falls, Artistic Director of Chicago’s Goodman Theater.
From the day he is five-years-old and for the next eleven years, he is mentally and physically tortured by his foster mother. Desperate for a sense of family and belonging, Steve searches for his biological parents, but no one in the system can help him, no one can tell him why, with obvious African-American features, he has the last name of Klakowicz.
The Thirsting is a derivation of the Biblical legend of Lilith- Adams first wife. It centers around the story of Sister Katherine, who flees to the church seeking comfort from memories of ritualistic abuse as a child and unwittingly becomes host to the spirit of Lilith – the mother of all demons.