Buried at Sea

Theatre and Physical Theatre

Buried at Sea invites you on an intimate journey with the playwright, as he strives to discover the life of his Great Great Uncle, who fought and died at Gallipoli.

Take a trip through time, nostalgia and romance, exploring the nuances of the imagination. How far can you reach into the past before you lose sight of the present?

A new play with music interweaving letters, diary entries, and personal experience. Making its South Australian premiere, following successful seasons at the Brisbane Anywhere Festival and Melbourne Fringe in 2016.

'An interesting piece of theatre' ★★★★ The Advertiser

“Hilarious, touching and wrenching in all its honesty” ★★★★½ Arts Hub

'Riveting and moving - a talented musician, singer, actor and playwright' ★★★★½ Adelaide Theatre Guide

'An incredible energy that is undefinable - romanticising the crowd until the very end' - Weekend Notes. 

“A passionate and romantic performer… A beautiful tenor voice” BCauseARTS

“A new perspective to our nostalgia for the ANZACs and their stories” Stage Whispers

The Team:
Written & Performed by Mark Salvestro
Produced by Second Breakfast
Directed by Phoebe Anne Taylor
Musically Directed by Daniele Buatti
Sound Design by Steve Carnell
Dramaturgy by Gary Abrahams



Presented by: Second Breakfast

Mark Salvestro is a Melbourne-based actor, singer, writer, and cofounder of independent theatre company Second Breakfast.

Hailing from the Snowy Mountains in NSW, he began his creative career at Cooma Little Theatre while completing a 12-month journalism cadetship at The Monaro Post newspaper.

Mark’s most recent accomplishment is his one-man show, Buried at Sea, which has played as part of Brisbane’s Anywhere Festival, Melbourne Fringe Festival, and now Adelaide Fringe.

He has trained extensively as a performer in Sydney and Melbourne, and in 2014, graduated from the Full-Time Program at the Howard Fine Acting Studio Australia.

Recent theatre credits include Couch Potato and Fairy Tale News, WIT Inc.; Private Moments: A Double Bill, Anywhere Festival; The Popular Mechanicals and Stephen Sondheim’s Follies.

Mark has been a provocateur at Malthouse Theatre, an intern at Red Stitch Actors Theatre, and is a contributor for online arts journal, Maggie Journal.