Bengal Tales – Peter Michael marino
Class Year: 1983
Degree: Theater Arts
Current Occupation: Producer-Writer-Director-Performer
What is one of your fondest memories of Buffalo State?
Opening night of each show at Upton and the collaborations with UB on various cabaret shows.
Were you involved with any on-campus organizations as a student?
How did graduating from Buffalo State shape your future?
I have a wide circle of friends from Buffalo State who I am still very close with and we are an incredible support team for each other...all these years later. I come back every few years to work with the current theater students and I have enjoyed following their successes and supporting them.
What accomplishments have you achieved since graduating from Buffalo State?
I've made a living as a performing artist, writer and producer. I appeared Off-Broadway in STOMP; toured the world with two solo shows; and wrote a musical that played in London and Tokyo. I recently started my own production company, PM2 Entertainment, and I have been producing shows in NYC, Scotland and Chicago.
Do you have any advice for current students trying to achieve success after graduation?
Stay in touch with the Buffalo State faculty and all of your friends. Don't give up on your dreams. Doing it is easier than thinking about it!
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Originally posted: March 2017