Technical Director & Vice-President
Mariner Pezza is one of the founders of Crystal Theatre Inc. His background in business and engineering proved useful at CT’s inception by advising and guiding all through the non-profit status and the City Lease process. Later, he marshaled the resources of the community to renovate the derelict Ben Franklin Auditorium into the beautiful Crystal Theatre of today. In the late 90s, Mariner retired from the construction business to pursue other endeavors, including the fine art of painting, claiming a kinship to his natural born trade – masonry. Being the resident videographer and photographer, the stage of CT provided a target-rich environment for his art. His paintings and photographs adorn the walls of the theater.Having been pulled into the creative mix at CT, Mariner began writing musical plays with Cheryl Kemeny, wife and fellow founder, in the early 2000's with “Cosmic Nightingale,” followed by “The Burning of Norwalk,” “Revolution – 1777,” "The Pied Piper", and “Hungarian Nights”, which was performed at the 53rd St A.R.T. Theater in NYC in July of 2019 as well as in Budapest and Lake Balaton, Hungary. Through Crystal Publishing, these plays grace stages around the world. His first three novels of "The Fourth Level" trilogy are available here.