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“WOW. What an amazing show. It was joyful, meaningful, powerful, and inspirational! Thank you for doing a magical job! Your words and visuals were fantastic, and I keep thinking about your presentation.” – Pabst Theater, Milwaukee, WI., Dr. MN. Ph.D. Marquette University

"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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"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

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About Us

Discover DaVinci is committed to creating an organization unlike any other in the world. Our mission is to fuse art, science, technology and creativity in ways that inspire innovation in people of all ages and backgrounds from our hands-on exhibitions to our inspiring performances.

Mark Rodgers and Maarten Cornelis are the headliners of the Titans Experience Theatre perfomance.  Mark and Maarten want each person who walks through our doors to find that spark of curiosity, and to unlock their limitless potential.

The DaVinci Exhibits STL headed by Mark Rodgers produces the The Titans Expericnce Theatrical Production and the DaVinci Machines and Michelangelo Exhibition.  Please contact directly for booking information and performance schedules.

“Discover the DaVinci In you”

Our Team

Mark Rodgers: Writer/Producer/Actor

Maarten Cornelis / Actor

John Rodgers: Writer/Producer/Tour Manager/Audio/Lights

Bill Stine / Director

Maarten Cornelis / Light Designer

Matthew Palmer / Board Technician

Shari Debandt / Projection Design

Mark Rodgers

2022 Award Nomination for Best Play and Best Performance.

Mark has come full circle in his life after beginning his career at the CBS Television Network at CBS Television City, Hollywood working in production on the networks’ number one shows. Mark’s career has taken him from National Sales Director of a Fortune 500 company to his entrepreneurial start of a leading incentive travel company and real estate development corporation. Now, as Director of the Da Vinci and Michelangelo Exhibitions, he has produced, written, directed and is headlining in the Off-Broadway production of  Da Vinci and Michelangelo: The Titans Experience. The Titans Experience performed its 100+ off-Broadway performance at The SoHo Playhouse in NYC on March 11, 2022

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Maarten Cornelis

2022 Award Nomination for Best Lighting Design.

“As an artist I wear many hats. I act, I sing, I host events, and I design lights for shows on Broadway and for some of the most exclusive concert halls in America. Basically, I’m in front and behind the camera – in all shapes and forms. I’ve been lucky enough to rub shoulders with some of the greats in this world, and I am humbled and thankful for every experience that comes my way.”

Matthew Palmer

2022 Award Nomination for Best Sound Design.

“Matthew primarily works as a stage manager and general technician across numerous plays, musicals, and concerts.  Recent credits include: Sistas: The Musical (Off-Broadway), Annie (Regional), This One’s For the Girls (Off-Broadway), Annie Get Your Gun (Regional), and Ruthless (Off-Broadway).  Huge thank you to friends, family, and the DaVinci and Michelangelo crew!”

Bill Stine

2022 Award Nomination for Best Direction of a Play.

“Bill Stine has directed plays professionally in New York, Chicago and St. Louis. He holds an MFA in Theatre from Illinois State University, was a doctoral candidate in the Performance Studies Department at New York University, and taught theatre at The University of Missouri/St. Louis. He has worked with Mark Rodgers and The Da Vinci Exhibition for several years as an actor, collaborator, and now as the Director of Da Vinci and Michelangelo: The Titans Experience. It is with great joy that he returns to New York as a part of this special show.”

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