As seen on Sesame Street and NBCUniversal’s Sprout Channel, NYC’s Mario “the Maker Magician” Marchese is more than just a performer. He is also an inventor who creates his own props and is known for his integration of DIY electronics and robotics into his live performance for family audiences. It’s vintage meets the future. Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin for the modern age, with a mad inventor twist. Mario is currently a resident artist developing new work for the New Victory Theater LabWorks program in New York City. He is also the subject of award-winning indie documentary film, Building Magic.