In residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House in December 2021.
Marcus’ fifteen or so plays have been produced in multiple languages in in twenty countries across North America, Europe and Asia, from Seattle to New York to Reykjavik, London, Venice, Hong Kong, Vienna, Athens, Frankfurt and Berlin.
He is the recipient of Canada’s largest theatre award, the Siminovitch Prize for Theatre, for his body of work as a playwright; Berlin, Germany’s Ikarus Prize; the Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Award; the Rio Tinto Alcan Performing Arts Award; the Chalmers’ Canadian Play Award; the Seattle Times Footlight award; the Vancouver Critics’ Innovation award (three times); and the Canada Council Staunch-Lynton Award.
Marcus co-founded the East Vancouver artist-run production hub Progress Lab 1422, and he was the inaugural chair of the City of Vancouver’s Arts and Culture Advisory Committee. He is currently International Artistic Associate at Farnham Maltings in the UK, Playwright in Residence at Toronto’s Tarragon Theatre, and Artistic Associate at Neworld Theatre in Vancouver.
Photo credit: Kari Medig