NATASHA MARCO

 

I am a native Canadian who lives and works in NYC as a Visual Artist and Creative Producer.

 

I received a BFA with Honors in Theater from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, graduated from Parsons School of Design with a degree in Graphic Design and Advertising, and trained in Film Studies at The New School.

 

I also studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, American Conservatory TheatreEnsemble Studio Theatre, Equity Showcase Theatre, and at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

VISUAL ARTIST & CREATIVE PRODUCER

I've creatively collaborated with clientele including: museums, musicians and performers, public and private educational institutions, theatre companies, as well as fundraising and private companies.

 

Click here to view a list of professional clients.  

PHOTOGRAPHER

My photography work has been published, exhibited & featured.

Many of my photographs can be purchased in my online gallery store.  

 


DESIGNER

My design work has been commissioned for both professional endeavors and personal commissions.

My designs can also be purchased in my online design store with a specialized section for Middle Eastern Designs. 

 


FILMMAKER

My film work has been commissioned for both professional and personal endeavors.


CREATIVE PRODUCER

My role as a creative producer encompasses my visual art skills with project management.


NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Photographer / Filmmaker

 

 

I documented, interviewed and photographed the New-York Historical Society's "NYC & the Civil War" exhibition on Governors Island, curated by their Student Historian Teen Leaders.

 

The exhibition portrayed a nuanced view of the Civil War using reproductions of photographs, newspapers, and works of art. They showed multiple perspectives and the complexities that arose in New York during the period of the American Civil War. 

 

The New-York Historical Society, one of America’s pre-eminent cultural institutions, is dedicated to fostering research, presenting history and art exhibitions, and public programs that reveal the dynamism of history and its influence on the world of today. Founded in 1804, New-York Historical is the oldest museum in New York City whose mission is to explore the richly layered political, cultural and social history of New York City and State and the nation, and to serve as a national forum for the discussion of issues surrounding the making and meaning of history.

 

The Student Historian program is a comprehensive internship and youth development program that gives students vocational and academic training, public speaking and leadership skills, and an increased understanding of American art and history. Through object and inquiry-based learning, students broaden their academic perspective, increase their confidence in professional settings, and enhance their knowledge of fulfilling careers in the museum world.

 


MUSEUM OF AMERICAN FINANCE

Creative Producer / Filmmaker / Editor / Photographer

 

 

I was the creative producer of a unique partnership in collaborative education, between the Museum of American Finance (MoAF), Stuyvesant High School, in association with Placer Partners and GWG Life.  I project managed - working closely with each partner and with the students - as well as documented, filmed, edited, and photographed.

 

This special project had a multi-faceted aim: promotional films were created for MoAF which highlighted both MoAF and Stuyvesant High School's strength as leaders in education.  Through generous support of the private sector, the students of Stuyvesant High School learned in-depth understanding of the museum as a civic organism, critical interviewing skills, high level editing, narrative structure, and the importance of collaboration.

 

The Museum of American Finance is the nation’s only independent museum dedicated to preserving, exhibiting and teaching about American finance and financial history. The Museum is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) Smithsonian affiliate creating non-ideological presentations and programs for purposes of education and general public awareness. Financial education is at the core of the Museum’s mission, seeking to promote lifelong learning and inquiry.

 

Stuyvesant High School is noted for its academic programs, having produced many notable alumni including four Nobel laureates.  News & World Report ranked it as one of the best high schools nationwide in their list of America's best "Gold-Medal" public high schools.

 


DR. GOULD STUDY COLLECTIONS PROJECT

Creative Producer / Filmmaker / Photographer / Book Designer

 

 

I was the creative producer of the Dr. Gould Study Collections Project: a partnership between Dr. Philip Gould (Art Historian, Professor Emeritus from Sarah Lawrence College, Ethnographic Art Collector and Lecturer), student interns from Stuyvesant High School, and Ray Lent of Placer Partners. My role was to project manage, film and photograph, and I was also commissioned to create a book to showcase this one-of-a-kind project.

 

Over the years, Dr. Philip Gould has amassed an immense collection of African tribal art and artifacts which adorn his Manhattan apartment. The interns cataloged a portion of the collection, complete with a picture and museum-label description.  This experience used primary source objects to teach about art history.  The interns engaged history at a higher level using the senses.  The project aimed to allow other students to touch and hold these pieces of history and enhance the learning experience.



TOYS BY TEENS

Filmmaker / Photographer / Book Designer

 


I filmed, photographed and created a book to showcase Toys by Teens, an incredible entrepreneurial company.


Teen Entrepreneur Boot Camp, a not-for-profit group based in New York City, has created a real, live, working business model to teach high school students about entrepreneurship. Dr. Howard Wexler, inventor of the game Connect Four, donated a new idea for the students to launch into the marketplace, and thus the toy company Toys By Teens, LLC was born.


Students conducted market research, worked on game design, development, and revision, and publicized the product through numerous outlets, including a introductory focus group. The product, Flip ‘N’ Check, eventually made its way onto the shelves of stores, with the revenue earned from sales recycled back into the program to fund future teams of students.



DIVERSE CITY THEATER COMPANY

Producing Director / Actor / Designer / Photographer

 

 

 

I curated programming, developed literary content, designed the theatrical posters, and produced Diverse City Theater’s (DCT) GREEN ROOM, an annual reading festival of original plays by emerging and established playwrights.

 

Some of the illustrious stars of Broadway, Film & TV who performed in the readings include: Tony Award Winner and legendary actress Marian Seldes (Deuce, A Delicate Balance), Tony winner Michael Cumpsty (End of the Rainbow, Sunday in the Park With George, Copenhagen), Laila Robins (Homeland, The Real Thing, Bored to Death), Susie Misner (Chicago, Gossip Girl), and Lois Markle (True West, Stepenwolf’s The Grapes of Wrath).

 

I produced with the Ensemble Studio Theater—under the artistic leadership of the late Curt Dempster—the acclaimed production of NEA-honoree Linda Faigao-Hall's THE FEMALE HEART (Jamie Richards, dir.) at Theatre Row.

 

I produced and performed in DCT’s EQUALITY PLAYS FESTIVAL (Theatre Row), a festival of four one-act plays about “gender identity issues in the 21st century.”  Paulanne Simmons of nytheatre-wire.com wrote: " ... [The plays] show the originality and energy that make Diverse City Theater a company to watch.  Diverse City Theater is still in its youth, but it exhibits the kind of thoughtfulness in the face of difficult subject matter one would like to see more of in today's theater." Playwrights include Tony-nominated Rob Askins, Joe Byers, Jorshinelle Taleon-Sonza, and Stuart Harris.

 


I produced NOON DAY SUN by Cassandra Medley (NEA-Honoree and recipient of AUDELCO August Wilson Playwrighting Award), and directed by Victor Lirio, at The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row.  It starred Obie Award Winner Ron Cephas Jones (Two Trains Running, Jesus Hopped the A Train), Helen Hayes Award Winner Gin Hammond (The Syringa Tree), Melanie Nicholls-King (HBO’s The Wire, Rookie Blue), Michael McGlone (The Brothers McMullen, She’s The One), David Newer (Dinner With Friends), and Penelope Darcel.  It is the winner of the Theatrefest Award for Best Play and was nominated for multiple AUDELCO Awards.

 

 

I co-produced Tony Award winner Lea Salonga in a sold-out and critically acclaimed concert at Carnegie Hall benefiting DCT which also featured guest artists Liz Callaway, Andrea McArdle and Paolo Montalban (dir. Richard Jay-Alexander, music dir. Kevin Stites).  It was named in Playbill’s TOP 10 BEST OF 2005 and was declared “a triumph!” by Andrew Gans.

 

Under the artistic leadership of Victor Lirio, DCT received a nomination for Actors Equity’s The Rosetta Lenoire Award for “outstanding contribution made to the universality of the human spirit in the American theater,” and was honored by Disney Foundation’s Volunteer Community Fund in 2006 and 2008.

 

 

 


FIND YOUR VOICE

Assistant Director / Coach / Designer / Photographer / Editor

 

For Find Your Voice, Inc., I served as Assistant Director and Coach. I trained individuals—with the award-winning Find Your Voice method—in playwrighting and acting, to develop and enhance emotional intelligence.

 

Coached the 1st inter-generational workshop at the DOROT senior center in 2011.


Assisted in the development and implementation of training workshops for public school teachers, students and seniors.

 

Assisted in the development, copy editing and marketing of published books: 

One Vision, Many Voices (an anthology of plays written over 25 years), and 

Tilly Takes A Try (a children’s book).

 

 

I managed branding and designed marketing collaterals for advertising, including: graphics creation, photography, filming and video editing; project managed web and content development, as well as social media activities; and researched, prepared, and wrote grant proposals.

I co-produced FYV's benefit gala at Lincoln Center.

 

 


THEATRIX

Producer / Actor / Designer


I served on the Board of Directors of Theatrix, where I acted in, designed for, and produced numerous productions, including:

THE BALL OF ROSES by Adrian Bewley, THE GRATEFUL ONE by Lynne Elson, and the DROP YOUR SHORTS & RABID FIRE ONE-ACT FESTIVALS.

 

 


OTHER CREDITS

Director / Assistant Director / Producer

 

As a director, I worked on SOME NY THEATRE for the Turnip Festival and assisted directed Adrian Bewley's THE RICHARDSON EXHIBIT

and Christopher Serkin's THEME WITH VARIATION for Lincoln Center's BIG ART in small places.

 

Other theater/film credits include:

The Public Theatre's production of David Henry Hwang's Tony nominated & Obie winning THE GOLDEN CHILD (James Lapine, dir.).

As a producer I worked for ChiaroScuro Films and the Cygnet Theatre Company.

Worked in collaboration with Mosaic Entertainment and consulted for the global film production/distribution company ReInventions (alongside Olympia Dukakis

and Wynton Marsalis).

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