On behalf of the whole Salamander crew, we’d like to thank everyone who came out
and made Guts to Start Over: A Benefit for High Schools Affected by Sandy a wild success.
Please check back soon for updates on Salamander’s next run!

Salamander Starts Over

Winner of FringeNYC 2012

Check out this Podcast discussing
the publishing of Salamander by Indie Theater Now as part of the

“Charming coming-of-age story.”
Time Out NY Critics Pick, August 2012
“Merlo is physically agile…likable, which makes his show likable, too… the show’s heart is in Mr. Merlo’s portrait of his gruff father and wise, weakened-by-illness Cuban mother.”
New York Times, August 2012
“Merlo is a very strong actor, effortlessly amusing and just as effective in serious moments. He’s one to watch.”
nytheatre.com, August 2012
“Merlo’s performance is more chameleon than salamander as he skillfully portrays the colorful characters in his heartfelt solo show.”
Theatre Is Easy, August 2012
“Merlo provides his audience with a visual diary filled with humor and honestly to best convey his message. Spend an hour engrossed in this intimate theater experience and enjoy a very sensitive performance; you will leave inspired.”
Theatre Reviews Limited, August 2012
“This is Armando’s story and he tells it with passion and love (and without trying to puff it up into something it’s not). It’s modest and engaging and sweet and a solid showcase for a very appealing performer.”
The Huffington Post, September 2012