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Young Marcelino at TAG’s Meet the Artiste

Young Marcelino shares his experiences with his fans

It did not deter the dreams of this man to walk up to the stage though handicapped with one hand.

Joao Manuel Marcelino Fernandes popularly known as Young Marcelino was the artiste of the month at TAG’s monthly feature ‘Meet the Artiste’ held on 23rd January 2014 at TAG’s Conference Hall, Campal, Panjim.

While interacting with his fans and tiatr audience, Young Marcelino said that he was fond of singing and acting since childhood and used to regularly take part in the performances during Christmas programmes in his home village Aldona. It was during one such performance his talent was spotted by Shri Diniz Sequeira, a tiatr writer/director who hailed from Benaulim but was working in Aldona.

Diniz introduced him in his tiatr ‘Carmichem Betin’ in the year 1957 when he was just 14. After this he performed in many of Diniz’s tiatrs and at this time he got an opportunity to work along with tiatr’s stalwarts of those times such as Jephsis Hitler, Young Menezes, Champion Peter, Domnic Vaz, etc.

He was a good actor and singer and was soon roped in by many popular tiatr directors like Airistides Dias, Anthony de Sa, Nelson Afonso, Dod de Verna, Star of Curtorim, C. Alvares, M. Boyer, etc.

While interacting with the audience he told them that though he is handicapped with his one hand, he leads a very normal life and has no complains in life. Marcelino has written and directed one tiatr of his own entitled ‘Resperadis’. He has also been felicitated by various Government bodies for his contribution to the tiatr stage.

Earlier Shri Joe Rose, Vice President of Tiatr Academy welcomed the artiste and the audience and later presented a memento to Young Marcelino as a remembrance of the day.

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