Marco Santarelli is a senior in the Program in Educational Theatre. Since entering the program, Marco has tackled nearly all aspects of the theatre: acting, directing, writing, and working behind the scenes. Marco’s favorite performances include Educational Theatre’s main stages Salvation Road and The Crucible, along with a short-lived Off-Broadway production of The History Boys. He has been a cast member of Shakespeare-to-Go since 2011and has appeared in several student films in the NYC area. When not acting, playwriting and screenplay writing occupy much of his time. In 2012, his short play, Dandelions for Angels, was published in Piper Plays 2012: Smart Plays for Young Actors Anthology and produced at the Brooklyn Arts Exchange. He also co-wrote and directed 300: The Musical, which debuted in Theatrix! 2013.
In addition to exercising his own creativity, Marco finds time to generate opportunities for other students to get involved in theatre and art activities. This has garnered him positions on the board of Uproar Theatre Corps as its Vice President and currently as its President. Additionally, Marco has spent the last two years as a peer mentor and orientation leader, welcoming and supporting new students to the NYU Steinhardt community. To augment his Educational Theatre degree, he is pursuing a minor in Business in Entertainment, Media, and Technology. These theatre, television, and film classes provide diverse prospects for internships and careers. Marco interns at Ambitious Films and hopes to continue in business entertainment incorporating his educational theatre training upon graduation.