Marco Aponte

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Marco Aponte
Marco Aponte as Euripides.jpg
Aponte as Euripides in the 2013 production of The Frogs, Theatro Technis, London.
Born Marco Antonio Aponte Moreno
(1966-10-26) October 26, 1966 (age 48)
Caracas, Venezuela
Alma mater Sorbonne Nouvelle University
Occupation Actor / Academic
Years active 1997–present
Awards New York Latin ACE Awards, nomination, Best Actor
2005 Huis Clos (No Exit), Theater Play

Marco Aponte Moreno (born October 26, 1966) is a Venezuelan actor and academic born in Caracas, Venezuela.

Acting career[edit]

Aponte's acting career started in the late 1990s in the off-off Broadway theater scene of New York City. He studied drama at the HB Studio and at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in Manhattan.[1] Throughout his acting career he has worked with several theatre companies in New York and London.[2]

In 2001, Aponte founded the theater company Actors of the World. In 2005, he was nominated (in the 'Best Actor in an Ensemble' category) by the New York Latin ACE Awards for his performance of Garcin in the play Huis Clos (A Puerta Cerrada) by Jean-Paul Sartre.[3]

He lives in London where he has worked on several feature films including Emily Wardill's Gamekeepers Without Game, which premiered in London in 2010,[4] and in Martin Scorsese's Hugo, an adaptation of the book The Invention of Hugo Cabret, which premiered worldwide in November 2011.[5]

In 2011, Aponte appeared in the UK premiere of Mario Vargas Llosa's La Chunga, directed by Andy McQuade and produced by Second Skin Theatre.[6] In 2012, the play transferred to the Phoenix in Covent Garden, London.[7]

In 2013, together with George Eugeniou, he adapted the play 'The Knights' by Aristophanes into a one-act political satire called Oh Democracy. He performed the role of Agoracritus. The play opened in London in February 2013.[8]

Academic career[edit]

He studied international business and languages in Paris, France, where he graduated from the University of Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle in 1993. In 1995 he obtained an MBA from Nicholls State University in Thibodeaux, Louisiana. In 2008 he obtained a PhD specialising in leadership discourse analysis at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Since 2003 he has taught in several universities in the United States and the United Kingdom including New York University, The City University of New York, Princeton University, the University of Greenwich, the University of London, the University of Surrey, European Business School London and Aston University.[9]

In January 2009 he published the book 'Metaphors in Hugo Chávez's Political Discourse'.[10] He has published many articles on Chávez's leadership style and charisma [11]

He currently teaches leadership and management at UCL (University College London).[12]

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