Mario the Maker Magician
As seen on Sesame Street and NBCUniversal’s Sprout Channel, NYC’s Mario the "Maker" Magician is making his way to you in his 1971 VW bus! More than just a performer, Mario is also an inventor who creates his own props. He is known for his dedication to the Maker Movement and STEM initiatives and his integration of DIY electronics and robotics into his performance. Regardless, 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 received an astounding four Editors Choice awards and a Best in Class at World Maker Faire New York in 2016. He is currently a resident artist developing new work for New Victory Theater's LabWorks program in New York City. He is also the subject of award-winning indie documentary film, Building Magic.