Press & Reviews

About Mark:

'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 passionate and romantic performer ... a beautiful tenor voice.’

BCause Arts - 

‘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

Buried at Sea:

'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 - 

‘A warm and moving production straight from the heart and delivered with skill - brings the past to the present with thoughtful reflection.’

The Barefoot Review - 

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: January 18, 2017.

Navy Pier:

'Salvestro carefully balances a portrayal of Martin not solely as a victim but as a fighter who just wants the taste of victory to validate himself for a moment.'

BCause Arts -

'Martin (Mark Salvestro) delivers a heartbreaking performance of the tortured artist, and yet manages to switch personas throughout the play embodying Kurt’s charming nature with a sinister edge.'

- Australian Stage - 

Strata Inc:

'Performers Mark Salvestro and Pat Moonie compliment each other as frat-boys extraordinaire…the perfect Rosencrantz and Guildenstern of contemporary theatre.'

- BCause Arts -

The Will To Be:

'Beautifully crafted…exceptionally performed.'

Weekend Notes -

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

- Melbourne Observer -

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

- My Melbourne Arts -

EDITORIAL:

Queer Shakespeare in the 60s comes to Melbourne Fringe
- Broadway World - 

 

The Monaro Post: February 8, 2017.

Mark as 'William' in The Will To Be