Black Quantum Heroism Cabaret show
Original one man musical cabaret show with Mario's interpretations of Broadway and jazz standards, rock hits, and R & B classics. Performed 2019 in midtown Manhattan at Green Room 42!
Shakespeare & Co. NYC One Month 2018
I recently spent one month in January 2018 in deep Shakespeare study. I've had many Shakespeare classes/workshops but this was a great refresher to unlocking the vitality and power of the Shakespeare text for professional actors. Classes also included daily Voice and Movement, Personal Connection, Stage Combat, Clown, Dropping In, Feeding In and other S&Co approaches to unlocking the exuberant power of the Shakespeare text. The workshop also included work in both Monologues and Scenes. Here I am acting in a scene from Henry 6 Part 2 as the Earl of Suffolk
I worked with Tina Packer, Michael Toomey, Dennis Krausnick, Andrew Borthwick-Leslie, Claire Warden, and Dave Demke.
UCB Diversity Scholarship Recipient
Improv 101 - Taught by Ben Rameaka (completed)
Improv 201 - Taught by Aaron Jackson (completed)
Improv 301 - Taught by Alex Dickson (completed)
Improv 401 - Taught by Achilles Stamatelaky (completed)
Played Dionysus in "Dionysis in America" ( Adaptation of The Bacchae by Euripedes
I was apart of this this workshop reading of "Dionysus in America" as apart of Aquila Theatre's Warrior Chorus New Play readings. I played the title character and got to participate in workshops for veterans and outreach exercises for veterans. I am a family member of veterans and was very inspired by working with a theatre that explores veterans issues via the classics. March 2018.
Lucid Body Work Spring Intensive 2018
I was taught by Shayna Freedman and was led down a beautiful path of breath, stretching, releasing and breathing in an exploration of energy sources in the body all the bring forth a more complete actor and human being equipped to step inside characters across all mediums that need their stories told. April 2018.