Press & Reviews

About Mark:

‘Words cannot really do justice to his stagecraft.’

The Barefoot Review - 

'Mesmerising and gifted.'

Arts Hub  - 

‘Mark Salvestro is indeed a very talented young man. Riveting and moving - a talented musician, singer, actor and playwright.' 

Adelaide Theatre Guide - 

‘A commanding and compelling leading man… Incredibly creative and talented.’

Theatre Travels - 

‘A new and emerging playwright with an impressive set of skills ready to be unleashed in the performing arts industry.’

What's On In Adelaide - 

EDITORIAL:

'On the Couch' with Mark Salvestro
- Arts Review - 

Mark as 'Martin' in Navy Pier.

Photo courtesy of Sare Clarke Photography.

'Hilarious, touching and wrenching in all its honesty.'

★★★★½

Arts Hub -

'A new perspective to our nostalgia for the ANZACs and their stories.'

Stage Whispers - 

★★★★ 

The Advertiser - 

‘An engaging re-enactment of a personal Gallipoli story - interweaved in a creative, artful and effective manner.’

★★★★

The Clothesline - 

★★★★

 - Toorak Times - TAGG - 

‘Beautifully narrated by Mark’s exquisite orating skills - fantastic, original spin on the popular theme of Gallipoli.’

★★★★½

Everything Adelaide - 

★★★★½

What's On In Adelaide - 

‘An incredible energy that is undefinable ... not once losing sight of his role on stage and romanticising the crowd until the very end.’

Weekend Notes - 

★★★★½

Adelaide Theatre Guide - 

EDITORIAL:

Family seeks out Bradford’s tragic story

- Forbes Advocate - 

Digger’s story set for the stage

- Forbes Advocate - 

The Monaro Post: December 28, 2016.

The Monaro Post: February 8, 2017.

'Dazzlingly fresh and alive… a captivating performance…

Completely enthralling, and devastatingly romantic…'

★★★★★

Adelaide Theatre Guide -

'a spell-binding solo performance…

the story telling and acting is exquisite… highly recommended.'

★★★★½

The Barefoot Review -

★★★★

- The Advertiser -

'A masterful performance…

A fresh glimpse of Australia’s history of homosexuality and its accompanying oppression.'

Stage Whispers -

'Salvestro’s performance was remarkable…honest, raw and real…Compelling and must-see theatre.'

- Melbourne Observer -

'An exceptional must-see piece of theatre.'

- Theatre Travels -

'Beautifully crafted…exceptionally performed.'

Weekend Notes -

'A fresh perspective on Australia’s history of homosexuality and the persecution that many faced...an admirable performance.'

- My Melbourne Arts -

RADIO:

'The Will To Be' @ Fringe Fest

- Syn FM Art Smitten - 

EDITORIAL:

Interview

- Theatre Travels - 

'The Will To Be' for Fine at Fringe

- Howard Fine Acting Studio Australia - 

Queer Shakespeare in the 60s comes to Melbourne Fringe

- Broadway World - 

Mark as 'William' in The Will To Be.

Photo courtesy of Sare Clarke Photography.

Adelaide Fringe Director & CEO, Heather Croall, presenting Mark with his 'Best Theatre' Weekly Award at the 2020 Adelaide Fringe.

Photo courtesy of Missy Husband.