Mark Pellegrino on Social commentary and changing things for the better

Mark Pellegrino Advent Calendar Day 21

Video Transcript

I think more and more it’s about social commentary and trying to work in the culture in such a way as to change things for the better. I don’t know that that happens through my work. I don’t have that much control over that. I audition for what they want me to audition for and I get it usually. But those characters aren’t my preference and that project doesn’t necessarily say what I want to say. And as my wife says, we probably have to write something for me to say what I want to say. I don’t know that the culture can really accept what I have to say at the moment, but I’m going to give that a shot and perhaps get a theater company going that puts up plays that are sort of in the vein of the culture that I want to see out there. And maybe I move us in the direction of sanity in some little way before I go.

Coming up on Day 22

Can Objectivists influence the culture through art?