Theatrical entrepreneur Vincent J. DeMarco, veteran of The Public Theater, has died after a three and a half year struggle with colorectal cancer.
DeMarco began his career as a stage manager, joining The Public in 2000 as the Associate Production Manager. There he oversaw the original productions of Caroline, or Change, Topdog/Underdog, Take Me Out, and The Wild Party, among many others. He left the Public in 2004 to begin a freelance career.
In 2005 DeMarco founded Kelvin Productions, a management and general staffing company serving the theatrical community. He was joined by business partner Aaron Grant in 2008, and together they opened an office together on West 45th Street, steps away from Broadway. Kelvin offers simple staffing, design services, and full general management depending on a production's needs. It has served over one hundred productions since its founding and is presently engaged with several Broadway and off-Broadway shows.
DeMarco is survived by his wife, Amy, and his parents.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made in honor of DeMarco to Michael's Mission, a registered nonprofit that supports programs and research for young people living with colorectal cancer. Donations can be made online here.
DeMarco's wake will be held on Tuesday, January 8th, from 2:00pm - 5:00 pm, and 7:00pm – 9:00pm, at Torregrossa & Sons Funeral Home (1305 79th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11228). The funeral will take place Wednesday, January 9th at 10:00am at Our Lady Star of the Sea (5411 Amboy Road, Staten Island, NY 10312).