M A R K M A U R I E L L O
for OSCAR at The Crown and the love that dare not speak its name
"WILDE THING: New Work Breathes Modern Energy Into a Century-Old Story"
"'He was more of a 40-foot statue than he was a person,' Mauriello says, breathlessly. 'His life and the work that he did, the way he walked down the street and interacted with people, were so performative and so - I think in an interesting way - something I've always thought about as very contemporary in a 150-year old figure.'"
"This Is What Harvard's Drama Concentration Could Look Like"
"Harvard's Director of Dance Jill Johnson, who will be an active faculty member for the new concentration, has served as Mauriello's advisor since the conception of 'OSCAR...,' and commends his efforts as they lay the path for future students. 'He's been a bit of a lone wolf in the process,' Johnson said. 'For him to think of future students, it was about creating a sense of community and making a contribution that's greater than just his own.'"
"The importance of being earnest"
"Mauriello, who also directs the show, thinks the piece will resonate with audiences familiar with the ubiquitous form of self-expression known as the selfie, and the desire to present a picture-perfect image to friends, relatives, and even strangers via social media. But he also hopes to offer them something unexpected... In the third act, the dancing girls, electronic music (composed by Mauriello's friend Andrew Barret Cox, an Emerson College graduate), and flashing lights are gone. In their place is Mauriello, alone on stage with a piano."
for Little Murders
"Cast Brings Life to 'Little Murders'"
"Mauriello's Marjorie was flawless - his delivery was exactly as strained as it needs to be, and not a bit more."
"Directed Study: The Visiting Director's Program at the A.R.T."
"According to Milikowsky, the decision was entirely unespected. 'It wasn't like I had this thought, 'Oh, let's have a man play the mother,' she says. 'What happened was that we did the callbacks, and I thought 'The person who essentializes Marjorie for me, in my gut, is Mark. And the person who's kinda feeling like Carol is Liz.'"
for The Donkey Show
"A Day in the Life: Mark Mauriello"
"OBERON, a warehouse-cum-theater-cum-club, sits innocuously on the corner of Arrow St. and is the hip, younger sibling of the A.R.T.'s massive Loeb Drama Center on Brattle St. After getting reading, Mauriello rollerblades to the cast's pre-show huddle in the center of the space. Soon after, the disco music starts pulsing and the audience lines up at the door. The pre-show begins, the music keeps blaring, Mauriello and the cast do their thing."