Marvin Novogrodski, or more popularly known as Marvelous Marvin, has been performing children's theater for over 25 years. For the past 16 years, he has created, produced and performed his own original works which include, "The Magic Of Science", "How The Body Works", "Bugging Out", and his newest show, "Math Blast". Using circus arts, magic tricks, stupendous visuals and a unique rhyming text, Marvin educates and entertains audiences ranging from K-8th grade. Marvin considers his work "The Art Of Education". By making his shows full of exciting surprises and eye catching skills, Marvin excites his audiences so they are ready and open for the learning while enjoying the show with laughter.


Marvelous Marvin promotes workshops also. There's the Science/Dance Experience for young children and his "Circus Arts Workshop" which has been successful in the K-high school range.


Over the past 12 years, Marvin has been awarded 4 artist project grants and done numerous residencies through the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. He has also been picked 4 times to be part of Rhode Island Library's Summer Reading Program creating shows to fit particular themes.


Marvin is also an active performer for adults. See resume below. Marvin's most extensive commitment has been with the Everett Dance Theatre in Providence, Rhode Island. He has collaborated on most of their evening concerts and has toured throughout the United States. Highlights include New York's Dance Theater Workshop, Jacob's Pillow in Beckett, Ma., the Skirball Center in Los Angeles and various cities including Cincinnati, Austin, Toronto, Columbus, Burlington and Columbia.


In the works for the future is a show called, "The Anatomy Of Your Imagination" which is designed to help students look beyond the ordinary and discover skills within themselves that just need a little push to become activated. This show will provide that push.




Partial Touring History:


Theaters:
Museums:
Special Events: Schools and libraries throughout New England, New York and New Jersey are too numerous to mention.


Marvin Novogrodski

Telephone: 401-578-9399
Brown Eyes

FILM:
SIDE BY EACH
STAY UNTIL TOMORROW
TAX DAY
THE BEAUTIFUL
ONE NIGHT
HIGH ART LOW LIFE

THEATER:
OF MICE AND MEN
THE AUTHOR'S VOICE
EXTENSIONS
DUMBWAITER
FIREBUGS
ANTIGONE
GUYS AND DOLLS
FALLING INTO WINTER
THE TALE OF TRINCA FORTE
THE FAIRE

EVERETT DANCE THEATRE
DOROTHY JUNGELS, DIR.
HOME MOVIES
SOMEWHERE IN THE DREAM
BODY OF WORK
THE SCIENCE PROJECT
PANDORA RESTAURANT
FLIGHT




Truck Driver
Cop
Magician
Uncle Sam
Father
Zeke McAllister


Lenny
Gene
Bob Abbott
Gus
Willi Eisenring
Creone
Big Jule
Jack Frost
Abel Cooper
Cecil Mountebank

PROVIDENCE, RI
1996 BESSIE AWARD
Collaborator, performer
Collaborator, performer
Collaborator, performer
Collaborator, performer
Collaborator, performer
Collaborator, performer

6'3" 215 lbs
Brown hair



Indie., Richard Allen, Director
Indie., Laura Colella, Director
Indie., Laura Colella, Director
Indie., Peter Pizzi, Director
Indie., Meredith Saucier Dir.
Indie., Peter Nourjian, Director


Second Story Theatre, RI
Second Story Theatre, RI
Second Story Theatre, RI
Wickenden Gate Theater, RI
Alias Stage, RI
Looking Glass Theatre, RI
Beechwood Theatre, RI
Providence Theatre, RI
Cumberland Company, RI
Cumberland Company, RI

20 YEAR VETERAN
5 NEA AWARDS
US Touring
US Touring
US Touring
US / Canada Touring
US Touring
US Touring
 

 
EVERETT TOURING HIGHLIGHTS:
Dance Theater Workshop, NYC
Central Park Summer Stage, NYC
Spoleto Festival Charleston, SC
Wexner Arts Center, Columbus, OH
Bates Dance Festival, Lewiston, ME

ORIGINAL PROJECTS:
OUT OF MY MIND
HOW THE BODY WORKS
THE MAGIC OF SCIENCE
TAKE A TRIP IN YOUR IMAGINATION

CURRENT TRAINING:
ACTING
IMPROVISATION
ORGANIZATION


Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors Festival, NYC
BAM Educational Program, NYC
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Jacob's Pillow, Becket, MA
Skirball Science Center, Los Angeles, CA


written w/ my therapist, Doug Vogel
a physiology education show for K-6 graders
a science education show for K-6th graders
an improvisational show for 2nd-6th graders


The Atlantic Theater Company
The Upright Citizen's Brigade
Capes Coaching / Betsy Capes


SPECIAL SKILLS:
Stage combat, character voices, juggling, classic clowning, stilt walking, classic mime, modern dance, improvisational movement, puppet manipulation, close-up and stage magic.