Marc David Pinate has worked with noteworthy theatres across the country. He was the recipient of a Doris Duke three-year residency at La Peña Cultural Center in Berkeley, California, where he founded the Hybrid Performance Experiment. He is a National Slam Poetry Champion and was the front man for the band, Grito Serpentino. He taught acting at San Jose State University; and currently teaches at Pima Community College and the University of Arizona, along with running Borderlands Theater in Tucson, Arizona. He has an MFA in Directing from The Theatre School at DePaul University.