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Marcus Youssef

Last updated: October 20, 2020

Marcus’ dozen or so plays –most of which investigate questions of culture, difference and “otherness” –have been performed at dozens of theatres and festivals across North America, Asia and Europe, from Seattle to New York to Hong Kong to Reykjavik to Berlin. Marcus is the recipient of the Siminovitch Prize for Theatre, the Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Award, Berlin, Germany’s Ikarus Prize, and the Rio-Tinto Alcan Performing Arts Award, among others. He is currently Senior Artist at Vancouver’s Neworld Theatre (which he led from 2005-19), International Associate Artist at Farnham Maltings in the UK, and Playwright-in-Residence at Toronto’s Tarragon Theatre.