Mario Golden is a New York-based bilingual artist (actor, playwright, producer, director) working in the U.S. and internationally. Born and raised in Mexico City, he emigrated at the age of 14 with his family to South Texas. Despite facing financial hardship, he learned English quickly and excelled academically. He graduated from high school as valedictorian and was given a full scholarship to attend Stanford University, where he earned a B.A. in Psychology and an M.A. in International Development Education. He developed professionally as an artist, training and working in his native Mexico and the U.S. In the past decade he has honed his crafts most notably under the tutelage of Actors’ Studio life members and veteran teachers Rob Reece and the late Alba Oms (who worked extensively with Lee Strasberg, Harold Clurman, Elia Kazan, and other luminaries of the theater and film industry), and award-winning playwright Allen Davis, III. As an actor, Mario has vast experience onstage and in film both in California and New York. He has received very positive reviews for his stage appearances, and all the films in which he has played leading or supportive roles have been selected for festivals and won numerous awards. This includes The Mule (which was picked up for broadcasting by HBO Latin America in 2006), Falling, Capicú!, and Del Otro Lado/The Other Side, a Spanish-language feature film he co-starred in and that he also co-wrote and co-produced. Del Otro Lado was a hit with audiences at its sold out premiere screenings in San Francisco and Los Angeles in 1999 and subsequently screened in international film festivals in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Latin America. Mario’s first full-length play, One Less Queen, was published in the anthology Positive/Negative: Women of Color and HIV. He will next appear on stage acting in the Domnica Radelescu play Exile is My Home (directed by Andreas Robertz), which is playing in April and May at the Theater for the New City in Manhattan’s East Village.
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