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Mario "the Maker Magician" Marchese is a New York-based performer, author, and maker, touring worldwide with his self-titled, all-ages theater show. He infuses DIY electronics and robotics into his work and uses magic to inspire kids and families to make and create without limitation. The show took home the coveted "Best Kids & Family" Award from Adelaide Fringe 2024 and recently completed a sold out Off-Broadway run at SoHo Playhouse in New York City, culminating in an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

has also appeared on Sesame Street, Universal Kids, HGTV, and live on tour opening for David Blaine, who calls Mario "the best kids magician in the world!!" Mario is also the author of two magic books: The Maker Magician's Handbook and Robot Magic, the latter of which boasts a foreword by David Copperfield.

It's a family business, through and through. The "Mario the Maker Magician" brand is a collaborative effort between Mario, his wife, Katie, and their two children, Gigi and Bear (the real bosses.) They tour together, invent together, learn together, and dream together, always.

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