Mario Palma

Mario Anthony Palma is a 36-year-old Cuban Puerto Rican residing in the Bronx. He currently works as an Executive Bilingual Reading Coach for the American Reading Company, traveling all over the United States. In this capacity he works closely with superintendants and principals to restructure their reading curriculums and independent reading systems. He trains teachers in best teaching practices in both English and Spanish. Before this unique opportunity he worked as a second grade bilingual teacher with the Dept of Education (NYC) in the Bronx. Mario first started Playback fifteen years ago and has performed for diverse audiences across the globe including the United States, South America, Puerto Rico and Europe. Mario studied theatre at Performing Arts High School where he graduated with a theatre diploma and then went on to graduate with a B.A. in Psychology from S.U.N.Y. Purchase and a M.S. in Education from Lehman College. Mario was a founding member of the first Playback Company in NYC called the Washington Heights Playback Theater Company, under the direction of Lori Wynters. Mario hopes to continue with his Playback career in search of those untold stories and anticipates another great season of storytelling and community building. Let’s Watch!