Who is Marc?
And Why Should I Care!
There was a time when I thought theatre was the lamest thing a person could commit to. There was a time when teaching was never in my train of thought. However, here I am and here you are, on a website dedicated to both of those passions.
Marc first found himself in theatre as a sixteen-year old Junior at Capuchino High School in San Bruno, CA. He was taught by Mrs. Cindy Skelton, who, on the first day of every school year, had her students sign a contract in the syllabus requiring them to thank her for any future awards they might win. To date, Marc has only "won" one award, which was the 2018 BroadwayWorld Best Featured Actor in a Play (Local) award for his turn as one of the best bro roles ever written, Spike, in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at Coastal Repertory Theatre in Half Moon Bay, CA. He did thank his theatre teacher in his Facebook status.
Marc then had the pleasure of getting involved with children’s, community, and regional theaters in the Bay Area and Fresno. During his Undergraduate time in Fresno he had the pleasure of working with Good Company Players, StageWorks Fresno, Children’s Musical Theaterworks, Woodward Shakespeare Festival, the Rogue Festival (more on that later!), and Playhouse Merced. After graduating Fresno State University with a degree NOT in theatre, he headed back to the Bay Area to pursue degrees in Theatre and English at Foothill College and, eventually, his Single-Subject Teaching credential from San Francisco State University. While in the Bay Area, he had the pleasure of working with such theatre companies as Broadway by the Bay, Pacifica Spindrift Players, Coastal Repertory Theatre, South Bay Musical Theatre, Palo Alto Players, and Silicon Valley Shakes. Also he became, and still is, a reviewing member of the San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle.
After completing his degrees, Marc moved back to Fresno to take over the Theatre program at Bullard High School, where he currently teaches theatre full-time, directs the productions and coaches the Improv team, and works with the rest of the talented Theatre teachers in the Fresno Unified School District. His school involvement and commitments, which extend beyond the theater walls, include being an assistant LINK Crew coordinator, part of the Climate and Culture team, the CORE Team, and is the Minor Assistant to the Campus Culture Director. In addition to teaching, Marc is the proud Development Director for UR Here Theater, where he has directed several one-acts which have streamed during the COVID times.
In March 2020, Marc made his playwriting and solo show debut with Merely a Player, a one-act play which looks at his life in his 20s. Merely a Player received special mention from Donald Munro, of the Munro Review, as part of his Top 20 Cultural Events when mentioning the Rogue Festival. Marc is currently working on a few new plays and looks forward to seeing what comes next.