100+ Off-Broadway Performances

2022 5 Award Nominations

Best Play

Best Performance

Best Direction

Best Lighting Design

Best Sound Design
















Merced Theatre

TONIGHT! Saturday -April 13th, 2024

DaVinci and Michelangelo are now in Merced, CA!  Don’t Miss It!

Merced Theatre – 301 W. Main Street, Merced, CA. 95340

The DaVinci Michelangelo Experience SMASH Review Aug 5, 2022

Over 100 Off-Broadway NYC Performances! 

Original Broadway Opening August 15, 2019

100th NYC Performance / SoHo Playhouse / March 11, 2022

European Tour Beginning August 2024: Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2024

Additional performances are being scheduled for NYC and across the US. 


in an unforgettable journey through the Renaissance.


the most exceptional artistic period in history.


in an off-Broadway experience unlike any other.


"What a pleasant way to spend an afternoon. Rodgers is a histrionic delight; full of information or bubermeise. Oh so cool, as he would say. A pinch of history, a bird's eye of what Michelangelo and Da Vinci left as a legacy to us. But, it's more Rodgers is a tonic for our sad times, replete with depressing reality. He leaves us with a simple old saw: dare to struggle, dare to think out of the box, dare to listen to our heart... I highly recommend the to hours with the effervescent Rodgers.

— Jakob C., New York

"He has a passion to share what inspires him about DaVinci and Michelangelo. Makes good points about how both figures are genius and yet so different in personality. While enjoyable and informative -- this is an explorative presentation more than a theater work. Touches on many themes. Everyone will find at least one moment of awe and 'I didn't realize that' as you come to learn how much DaVinci is in our daily lives."

— S.P., NYC

"I give the performance 5 stars: If you are interested to learn more about Leonardo and Michelangelo go to this presentation . Mark R the presenter does an amazing job , it’s like a professional lecture and a wonderful subject. The show is most entertaining and informative. Go and enjoy. Don’t listen to the reviews of small brained folks. If you like the subject it’s great."

— C.G., Manhattan

"Davinci and Michelangelo will inspire you to 'discover the Davinci in you.'  Mark Rodgers is an expert historian and makes his subject come to life."

— Paul Zulkowitz, NYC

"Two of histories’ greatest minds, greatest artists and two rivals from the Italian Renaissance, this presentation of DaVinci and Michelangelo will leave you spellbound by the dynamic presenter and the on-screen presentation. Whether you have studied these Masters , travelled to Italy to see their masterpieces or are just interested in learning about these phenomenal figures this is an event that will inspire."

— Kathleen Curcio-Pollio, NYC

"DaVinci and Michelangelo: The Titans Experience" is a terrific show, a one-man narration about the art, the inventions, and the times of DaVinci and Michelangelo. The narration, always funny, interesting, and deft, is against a background of videos and still photographs of great beauty and interest, The Renaissance was a great gift to mankind, and these two artists were among its fascinating luminaries. Well worth seeing."

— M. Z., Brooklyn

"If you are a fan of DaVinci and Michelangelo, then this Titans Experience is for you. It was more like a lecture with visuals and notes than a 'show'. So much information I learned that I never knew about. It is a multimedia production that brings both artists to life. Creator Mark Rodgers is also the director for the DaVinci Machines and Michangelo Exhibitions for North America. He is knowledgeable and quite entertaining and funny. I enjoyed it and found it fascinating. I left the theater feeling as if I want to research these titans more on my own.

— M. Pizarro, Brooklyn

"I’ve studied DaVinci and Michelangelo and seen many of their works in Italy but was introduced in today’s wonderful performance to them as “persons.” They came alive and real with characteristics that are innate to all of us. This humanistic focus enraptured me. I feel so uplifted! A masterful performance that was presented with intellectual clarity and deep emotion."

— L.M., New York

"Excellent show, a lot of fun. Great information, about two famous painter plus so much more."

— M.C., Howard Beach

"Terrific and informative presentation by a passionate actor admirer of DaVinci and Michelangelo! Highly recommend very upbeat and ultimately very personal! Not traditional theater but uplifting and you learn a lot - come away feeling good!"

— Barbara Tanzman, New York

A Spectacular One-Man Show

2022 5 Award Nominations:

Best Play

Best Performance – Mark Rodgers

Best Direction of a Play – Bill Stine

Best Lighting Design – Maarten Cornelis

Best Sound Design – Matthew Palmer & John Rodgers

Mark Rodgers and Maarten Cornelis of the

DaVinci Machines & Michelangelo Exhibitions of North America

are set to awe and inspire you!

Revel in an unforgettable journey through the Renaissance and rediscover the most exceptional artistic period in history.

Now in its 9th season, The Davinci Michelangelo Experience has played across the United States and most recently performed it’s 100+ Off-Broadway show in NYC at The Soho Playhouse on March 11th, 2022

Join Mark Rodgers, Director of The DaVinci Machines & Michelangelo Exhibitions for North America, on a unique journey through the glory of the Italian Renaissance with Davinci and Michelangelo as your guides!

Rodgers’ energy and passion are infectious, and you will quickly find yourself immersed in the inspirational world of The Italian Renaissance.

The performance showcases these two legendary geniuses and looks at their work through a contemporary lens.

The show is guaranteed to enrapture audiences from across the world at Broadway.  With shows across the United States, Europe, Australia and China, Rodgers has clearly distinguished his show as one of the very best on DaVinci and Michelangelo!

DaVinci & Michelangelo inspires and entertains.  Don’t miss it!

Running Time 2 Hours with 15 minute intermission.


Review: Westport Playhouse STL - Dec. 30th, 2022

“I was extremely moved by your brilliant performance.  I definitely feel you’re helping (in) your own, unique way to uplift the planet.  I was mesmerized the whole time.  How incredibily fascinating.”

Anthony R. – Dec. 30th, 2022 Performance

Guaranteed to enrapture

This extraordinarily unique and awe-inspiring, breakneck, multimedia journey takes you through the glory years of the Italian Renaissance with DaVinci and Michelangelo’s most famous chef-d’œuvres to guide you.

Some famous artwork explored during the show includes the Statue of David, Mona Lisa, Sistine Chapel, DaVinci’s magnificent machines among countless others. The presentation includes 3D animations of the various da Vinci inventions, along with images and movies of his sculptures, codices and artwork of both the artists.

A fitting tribute to The Titans. 

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Upcoming USA and European Performances

Upcoming US Performances

Merced Theatre, Merced, CA. 

April 13th, 2024 – 6:00 pm Performance 

Tickets Now On Sale! 

Created by and starring Mark Rodgers, “The DaVinci Michelangelo Experience” Theatre Performance is directed by Bill Stine, with lighting design by Maarten Cornelis, board technician Matthew Palmer and sound and video design by John Rodgers.

All shows presented by unless otherwise noted.

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Media & Reviews

"Mark Rodgers’ presentation is powerful and passionate, and it is easy to see that he has put in an incredible amount of effort and time into this endeavor." 

— Headout

"This compelling work is the product of nearly a dozen years of tireless endeavors by Mark Rodgers"  

— Intermission Talk

"His enthusiasm is infectious making you want to rush out and experience the exhibit live or read the lives of these great artists or see their works of art first hand."  

— Theater Scene

"Intelligent, Entertaining, Masterful, Interesting, Absorbing"  

— Show Score

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