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Born in Manila, Philippines, Marcus Gualberto is an advocate for equity, diversity, inclusion and intersectionality for theatre artists on and off stage.

In the Fall of 2023,Marcus directed two staged readings (Rage Gap by Joe Moe & You've Reached Justin by Christian St. Croix) for The Other Side of Silence's Queer Spooky Shorts '23 at The Flea Theater.


Other recent projects include: the workshop of Wayne L. Firestone's SENSELESS (Rogue Theatre Festival Encore!, Theatre Row); Nélida Tirado's autobiographical flamenco-infused dance theatre piece Dime Quién Soy? (2023 Queens Theatre, 2022 Hostos Center for the Arts); Joe Moe's Deny We Were (world premiere, The Wild Project).


A Co-Founder of Regeneration Theatre, Marcus directed Michael Cristofer's Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning play The Shadow Box at The Gene Frankel Theatre. For the company, he has also directed William M. Hoffman’s 

As Is (Workshop Theater) and co-directed Tennessee Williams’ Small Craft Warnings (13th Street Rep).


Other NY credits include: Fallen Man (Players Theatre); Still Life on Campus (Chain Theatre); Quiet Enjoyment (world premiere, Playroom Theater); Dead Zone & Lunch with Your Editor (NY Lives Festival @ Producer’s Club); Sonam’s Gift (Teatro LATEA); The Madness of Memory

The Secret Theatre); and the workshop production of ETHER: The Strange Afterlife of Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (IRT Theater).


For four consecutive summer seasons with Actors Conservatory Ensemble / TreePeople, he produced and directed An Alfred Hitchcock Radio Play Double Feature (Rebecca and Shadow of a Doubt starring Academy Award nominee Robert Forster; Lifeboat and Strangers on a TrainThe Thirty Nine Steps and SuspicionMr. & Mrs. Smith and Notorious featuring Hans Tester) at the S. Mark Taper Foundation Amphitheatre, Los Angeles.

Marcus lives in The Bronx and serves as Deputy Director for BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance whose programming serves women, POCs and the LGBTQ+ community.

"In both dramatic form and visceral feeling, The Shadow Box from Regeneration Theatre takes hold early and never lets go.

Crackling dialogue, timeless subject matter and confident characters bolster the relevance of this two-act revival... Director Marcus Gualberto has assembled an expert cast that evokes a full range of emotions with ample intimacy."

- Derek McCracken, Broadway World

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