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Playspace for Tots

10-10:45 am (following Laptime Story Time)

Mario The "Maker" Magician
as seen on Sesame Street and Sprout
Saturday, October 7th
On the outdoor stage!
All ages welcome

Mario "the Maker Magician" Marchese is a performer and inventor who creates his own props. He is known for his dedication to the Maker Movement and STEAM/STEM initiatives and his clever integration of DIY electronics and robotics into his performance. Despite his use of cutting edge technology, he never sacrifices the old-school slapstick vibe that audiences so love. It’s vintage meets the future. Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin for the modern age, with a mad inventor twist.


Mario has made appearances on Sesame Street and Sunny Side Up on NBCUniversal’s Sprout Channel. He is also the subject of award-winning indie documentary film, Building Magic. Mario is currently a resident artist for New Victory Theater's LabWorks program, developing a new stage experience alongside Grammy award winning musician, Tim Kubart. Most recently, he was privileged to be a part of the creative team behind David Blaine's first ever North America tour.