POEFOREVERMORE.COM is the home of Poe Forevermore Magazine, published and edited by Mark Redfield through Damfino Media LLC. and Poe Forevermore Radio Theater, produced by Mark Redfield and Damfino Media LLC. The principal administrators of this website are Mark Redfield (producer and publisher), and Jennifer Rouse (webmaster and graphic artist).
The stories and features published in our magazine and on this site, and the audio plays and audio books we create, all stand as a testament to the great poet and storyteller, Edgar A. Poe. Stories told in the genres of horror and mystery, of weird and speculative fiction, all owe a great dept to this American Master. And so we pay tribute and homage to Edgar Allan Poe by naming our magazine and audio work after him.
THE CREATIVE TEAM
MARK REDFIELD - Producer and Publisher/Editor
STUART VOYTILLA - Contributing Editor and Writer
THERESA RATAJCZAK - Art Director and Designer
JENNIFER ROUSE - Graphic Designer and Webmaster
ZACHARIAS K. JOHN - Operations Manager
CRISTINA PEREZ - Contributing Writer
BILL DICKSON - Recording Engineer
Mark Redfield is an American actor, writer, artist and filmmaker.
Redfield is the publisher and editor of Poe Forevermore Magazine, and he is the producer of Poe Forevermore Radio Theater, creating and starring in audio plays and audio books based on classic and original works of mystery and imagination. For many years he produced live entertainment and literary events to raise money for The Poe House and Museum in Baltimore, and when the city ended funding of The Poe House, he was asked to serve as Vice President of Poe Baltimore, Inc., helping that new organization get on its feet during its first year. A heart attack in 2013 forced Redfield to prioritize his very busy schedule, and he resigned from his position, leaving the organization in capable hands. As a devotee of Poe, his life and work, Redfield supports all Poe institutions around-the-world. Redfield is in production with an epic audio play biography of Edgar Allan Poe, called ALONE: THE LIFE OF POE. The biography, with full cast of actors and guest stars, music and sound effects, will be available in 2015 both as a deluxe CD set and on iTunes. The AudioPlay series VAMPIRE HUNTERS INCORPORATED debuts in late 2014, along with Book One in the series of VHI novels, entitled Cult of the Nosferatu, and THE ADVENTURES OF TOM MIX AudioPlay series premieres in 2015.
Redfield's feature film credits include: COME HELL OR HIGH WATER (Justin Gatewood), DARK AND STORMY NIGHT (Farper Twyly), THE DEATH OF POE (Edgar Allan Poe), DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE (Jekyll/Hyde), & COLD HARBOR (Roger). Television credits include: ARMED ROBBERY ORGASM (as Ron–Channel Four, London), & IN THE GRIP OF EVIL (as Father Hughes–Discovery Channel) among many others. During his career he has acted in, or directed, over seventy plays professionally. Redfield has founded two successful theater companies; Industrial Strength Theater and New Century Theater, respectively, and has toured internationally. He received training in theater and film from Towson University, UNESCO’s Theatre Of Nation’s University, and The Actor’s Conservatory. Redfield's first novel, THE CHANEY MURDER CASE, will be published in 2014. . Redfield is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA, the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and Actor's Equity. He owns the production companies Redfield Arts and Damfino Media, and makes his home on sets all over the world, but collects his mail in Los Angeles and Baltimore.
Stuart Voytilla is a writer, script consultant, and teacher of acting and screenwriting. Voytilla's collaboration with Mark Redfield goes back many years, and includes the play adaptation of “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”, that their screenplay and 2002 film was based on. Film credits include “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” (co-writer, co-producer). Voytilla wrote the script for Poe Forevermore Radio Theater’s “The Curse of Black Aggie”. He is writing and developing scripts for the AudioPlay series “Vampire Hunters Incorporated” with Redfield.
Voytilla also lectures about myth and genre, and teaches screenwriting at San Diego State University. He is the author of two critically acclaimed books on story structure and genre, “Myth and the Movies” and (with Scott Petri) “Writing the Comedy Film”.
He makes his home in San Diego with his wife Barbara Rinaldo and their daughter Elena.
Theresa Ratajczak is the art director and chief graphic designer and layout artist for Poe Forevermore Magazine. She was also the art director for Damifo Media’s Monsterpalooza Magazine. She has extensive experience in visual design and creative development. Theresa manages the in-house design team at PDA Marketing, where she is co-founder and co-owner. Her project management portfolio includes product and identity packaging, comprehensive branding initiatives, research and information marketing, outdoor marketing campaigns, marketing tool development, brochure development and annual report designs.
Ratajczak draws her design instincts from her extensive theatrical design background. “Creating and building sets and being involved with the demands of creating illusion and metaphor from the viewer’s perspective helps me approach each project,” says Theresa Ratajczak. In addition to her design background, she managed marketing campaigns of all sizes in the commercial real estate industry in and around Baltimore, MD.
Jennifer Rouse is a graphic artist, web designer and actress. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Towson University. She studied acting at Stella Adler's School Of Acting, and music performance, voice, and music theory at BCCC and The Peabody Institute.
Design credits include website, poster and DVD art for Redfield Arts, One-Eyed Horse Productions, and Lee Doll Film Productions. She also designs trade show displays and graphics for Selex Galileo and Burning Castle, Inc.
Jennifer's acting credits include the role of Helen Gatewood in the western drama Come Hell Or High Water, Mrs. Moran in The Death Of Poe, the role of Ice Cream Girl in the Redfield Arts / Planet X production Chainsaw Sally. Rouse has also appeared in Kevin MacDonald's State Of Play, Ridley Scott's Body of Lies, Touchstone Picture's Step Up and Step Up 2: The Streets, and the John Waters film A Dirty Shame. Television credits include Whiting's Secretary on season 5 of HBO's The Wire.
Jennifer's film production work includes being the associate producer for Chainsaw Sally and The Death Of Poe. She did the music score for the film The Death Of Poe and the sound editing and music for Palatine Hill Productions' The Drum Major. Jennifer also produced an animation for the IRCM Radar Sysyem for Northrop Grumman.
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Cristina Perez is a visiting student for the UC Education Abroad Program for the University of California, Davis. She graduated in Translation and Interpretation (SP, ENG, FR) from C. E. S. Felipe II de Madrid and in English Philology from Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Cristina finished her Masters in Literary Studies at Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 2012, in which her major was Urban Literature. She has researched on European approaches to American modernism and post-war Romanian literature. Cristina has presented at numerous international congresses. She is currently a second year Ph.D candidate in Literary Studies at Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, researching in UC Davis, with new science and pseudosciences of the late XVIII and XIX centuries, their impact on the work of Edgar Allan Poe and its projection and influence on modern science being her principal object of research.
In 1993 Dickson opened DRAT Productions, Inc. a small 8 track digital recording studio in Catonsville, MD where he began recording local bands and musicians. The studio quickly became an area favorite produced many fine musicians as well as radio spots and voice over recordings. As a private guitar, bass and voice instructor, Bill taught an ongoing roster of 15 full time private students, many who became recording artists and performers.
1996 Dickson released a 13 song CD titled “In Time” with his band Bill Dickson and his Musical Think Tank. With the release of this CD, Music Monthly Magazine voted Bill best Christian Rock artist that year. 1998 saw the release of “In Our World” recorded in Minneapolis, MN.
In 2001, Dickson released “Embracing The Light” recorded at DRAT Productions, studio (now 24 tracks Pro Tools). It was recorded to raise awareness and funding to assist the homeless.
Among Dickson’s commercial endeavors, he was commissioned to write, produce and record the theme song for The Delmarva Shorebirds, created several music beds including Mark Redfield’s rendition of “A Christmas Carol” and Millionaire Maker Information Marketer – Dan Kennedy’s “The Phenomenon DVD Adventure”.
Most recently, Bill has opened his new studio retreat in Bethany Beach Delaware. http://www.dratproductions.com/musical-think-tank---retreat.html where writers, artists, actors and songwriters can create, record, rejuvenate and relax.