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Marcello Rollando is both seasoned political writer and critically acclaimed Performing Arts Director. Taking a sabbatical from his beloved NYC to work on a number of political campaigns as communications director and/or consultant in 2008, he remained in the DC area for the mid-term elections in 2010. He now lives in our nation's capital and is currently radio news anchor and producer for Charlottesville's Monticello Media. This is just the latest addition in a series of hats worn with distinction in his thirty year career that embraces Media, Communications, Politics, Theatre and Edutainment Education.
Owing a great deal of its inception to America's reactions to September 11, 2001, Marcello became the voice of The Reasonable Voice LLC, serving as Head writer, Creative Director and on camera spokesman for this American organization with an international mission. The Reasonable Voice is a passionately independent and well balanced group of culturally diverse, Media, Political and Artistic Advocates whose mission is to herald, promote educate and inspire "We The People" to embrace a Renaissance of Freedom, Honesty and Rule of Law, through the power of their right to vote and to receive the highest and best education possible. The responsibility of all members of The Reasonable Voice is to convince all Americans of their limitless value & potential via Education, Informed Political Participation and the Arts.
As the primary media arm of TRV, The MBR Group is a team of artists and writers who are the multi-cultural community outreach voice of hands on Advocates/Activists/Consultants for Political Public Relations & Events as well as Media/Performing Arts Productions. The MBR group both produces and helps others to produce the highest & best quality of meaningful, timely, thought provoking and uplifting Live & On Camera Performances, as well as Political events. In 1990 the MBR Group bought New York's Show-People in order to add a specialization in the discovery & development of new/unpublished/unknown playwrights, resulting in the production of their original/new works. Through The MBR Group, The Reasonable Voice chooses to produce, most often, projects that emphasize and provoke political involvement and encourage a hunger in American audiences for education & historical truth.
The mission of The Reasonable Voice and the community outreach work of The MBR Group have involved Marcello in many meaningful joint ventures with a wide spectrum of political and artistic organizations, even if it means performing on stage to bring focus to the mission of The Reasonable Voice. For example, although, a Director of Theatre from NYC, to Philadelphia, to Washington DC and West Palm Beach Florida, at the request of good friend and Artistic Director of Heritage Theatre Festival Bob Chapel, Marcello accepted, and performed to critical acclaim the Charles Boyer role of Victor Velasco in Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park," for the UVa Summer 2010 season.
Just prior to this rare exception to his preferred on camera career, Marcello Directed a revival of "NIXON's NIXON" at The Hamner Theatre in Nelson County, for the Walton's Mountain Theatre audience. In 1993 American Playwright Lanford Wilson asked Marcello to direct the play's premiere, then titled "Nixon and Kissinger" at the Talley plays legend's NYC Circle Rep Theater in lower Manhattan. This masterpiece script by Russell Lees was then optioned and published, in large part due to the original Wilson and Rollando collaboration, a direct consequence of The MBR Group's mission.
As both Writer & Director, Rollando has been commissioned to transform an interactive operatic school presentation, into a Multi-media, One Woman Musical on the life of Marian Anderson, which involves much productive travel and artistic collaboration between NYC TV associates and Baltimore and DC Opera friends reigniting working relationships that were launched both in his vocal student days at The Peabody Conservatory of Music, where he was also the assistant stage director for the renowned institution's Opera Department, and also his tenure as the Director of the Rehearsal Department of The Juilliard School's American Opera Center.
Although as a performing talent, he prefers on camera work, his signature piece of Victor Velasco was only his most recent trek on the boards. In 2007 he agreed to take a break from teaching on camera talent in New York to winter in Washington DC, playing the combined roles of Cardinal and Bishop in Shakespeare's Richard III at the famed Shakespeare Theatre just blocks away from the Capitol building. With the close of RICHARD III, he immediately stepped in to cover TV actor Denis Arndt at The Studio Theatre as the twisted Colombo like detective in The Pillowman.
Now, after an NBC and ABC daytime drama career that spanned the better part of three decades, Marcello spends most days consulting with and writing for political organizations, their policy makers and political candidates in the Mid-Atlantic region of the country, with no thoughts of retiring ever, his mission is to help put America back together again.
Be a Global Citizen: Take the Knee
"Get that SOB out of here," is repugnant to American ideals, but a bent knee, or two, for the right of the people peaceably to assemble, to snatch peace on earth from the jaws of Demagogues, would be exceptional.
The Best Years of Our Lives
What we owe Millennials: debt free education, equal employment opportunity, income parity and a life sustaining environment, for only the passionately compassionate can successfully resist immoral Goliaths.
Trump's Gotta Behave
Unlike Martha Raddatz, not all of us can bear witness to a Trump epiphany, following Assad's horrific Siren Gas attack on his own people -- Sean Spicer's historical misinformation, notwithstanding.
Before the Parade Passes By Democracy
Good is Peacefully Assemble; bad is accepting the bottom line of two, tarnished by Wall Street, national political parties; ugly is the lies we tell ourselves to justify electing the worst among us.
Monday, February 27, 2017(1 comments)
Not Just Trump
Trump is the product of a corrupt liaison between Wall Street and government at every level -- not the inception.
Reason for Hope
We are stewards of nothing, if putting faith in Goliaths, we forget we are the masters of our fate and the Davids of America's soul -- the very instant we keep hope someplace safe, where our children can find it.
Monday, December 12, 2016(1 comments)
The Republican Bond: A Gathering of Billionaires
It's less about Left Liberals vs. Right Wing Conservatives and more about an invasion of extreme resounding echos deafening us to the reality of Trump's difference. It's he's more dangerous than his inventors.
In the Good Ol' Days before Hillary's Emails
Russian hackers, computer technology and greed are not waiting -- only transitioning, while we're still arguing over emails and which came first, trumped conservative chickens or the egg laid by the FBI.
Monday, October 24, 2016(1 comments)
Nasty Woman -- Bad Hombres -- Gettysburg
Perhaps on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, most of us will find the crumbs left behind for our return to civility and unity -- for as a people, most Americans remain Good Samaritans.