Salvatore Mannino is a creative producer with over fifteen years of professional experience. Mannino has collaborated with a variety of companies in New York, Los Angeles, New Orleans and other cities around the country. In addition to producing independently, Mannino is also a co-founder of NightLight Labs, a Los Angeles based interactive media company specializing in technology-driven storytelling.
With NightLight Labs, Salvatore serves as the Producing Director where he oversees the day-to-day operations of the company. NightLight develops adventures that aim to challenge the status quo of how audiences absorb and interact with storytelling. The company’s original project, The Dial, premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Other clients include The Metropolitan Opera, Porsche, Human Rights Foundation, NOAA, Pride, Mousetrappe, RYOT, Invertigo Dance Theatre, and Andrew Bird.
Prior to forming NightLight Labs, Mannino served as a producing associate with Mara Isaacs and her company, Octopus Theatricals where he collaborated on the Broadway hit Hadestown, Signature Theatre’s presentation of Theatre For One in addition to US tours for Phantom Limb Company, Hungary’s Bela Pinter and Company and Poland’s Song of the Goat.
Salvatore has also collaborated with the Center for New Performance where he served as an associate producer for Fantomas: Revenge of the Image which premiered at the Wuhzen Theatre Festival in China and the premiere of Lars Jan’s The Institute of Memory (TIMe) at REDCAT in Los Angeles. In New York, Salvatore founded the Rebirth Theatre Company in 2011. He also collaborated on new works with companies such as Theatre for the New City, Workshop Theatre Company, and the Algonquin Theater Company in addition to collaborating with INTAR Theatre's HPRL Program, and training with Anne Bogart and the SITI Company.
Mannino has taught Independent Producing at CalArts, and has served as a guest lecturer at University of Colorado - Boulder, Loyola University New Orleans, and the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts. Salvatore holds his MFA in Creative Producing from the California Institute of the Arts.
Originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, Mannino now resides in Los Angeles, CA.