CANADA COUNCIL PLAYWRIGHT IN RESIDENCE
Marcus Youssef’s fifteen or so plays, about half written in collaboration with pals, include Winners and Losers, Leftovers, King Arthur’s Night, Jabber, The In-Between, Ali & Ali and the aXes of Evil, Everyone, Adrift, Peter Panties, and A Line in the Sand. They have been produced across North America, off-Broadway and in Britain, Ireland, Iceland, Greece, Germany, China, Denmark, Belgium, the Czech Republic and the Netherlands. Marcus’ work has received numerous awards, including the Siminovitch Prize for Theatre, the Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Award, the Rio-Tinto Alcan Performing Arts Award, the Chalmer’s Canadian Play Award, the Seattle Times Footlight Award, two Arts Club Silver Commissions, the Vancouver Critics’ Choice award (three times), the Canada Council Staunch-Lynton Award as well as multiple local awards in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. Marcus’ plays are published by Talonbooks and Playwrights Canada Press. A co-founder of the Vancouver-based artist-run production studio Progress Lab 1422, Marcus is currently Senior Artist at Vancouver’s Neworld Theatre (which he led from 2005-19), artistic advisor to the National Arts Centre English Theatre and an editorial advisor to Canadian Theatre Review.