Who is Mark Salvestro?

Mark Salvestro is a Melbourne-based actor, writer, producer, and founding member of North of Eight theatre company.

 

Mark’s most notable achievement is his award-winning* solo show, ‘The Will To Be’, which recently premiered at Melbourne Fringe 2019 and Adelaide Fringe 2020. Prior to this, Mark wrote, produced and performed his critically-acclaimed debut solo work, 'Buried at Sea', which had seasons at Melbourne and Adelaide Fringe Festivals, Brisbane Anywhere Festival, and a NSW Snowy Mountains tour.

 

Mark has trained extensively as a performer in Sydney and Melbourne, and in 2014, graduated from the Full-Time Program at the Howard Fine Acting Studio Australia, where he continues to hone his craft.

 

Theatre credits include The Will To Be (Melbourne Fringe & Adelaide Fringe) Strata Inc. and Navy Pier (North of Eight); Comedy of Errors (Australian Shakespeare Co., Prague Fringe), Buried at Sea (Dir. Phoebe Anne Taylor), Lonely People are Always Up in the Middle of the Night (La Mama), Couch Potato and Fairy Tale News (WIT Inc.), and Private Moments: A Double Bill (Anywhere Festival).

 

Mark has been a provocateur at the Malthouse Theatre, and is currently a Trust Member at the Howard Fine Acting Studio Australia and part of ‘Equity Pride’, a newly formed sub-committee within the Equity Diversity Committee.

 

*Best Theatre at the 2020 Adelaide Fringe Weekly Awards

Photo courtesy of Sare Clarke Photography