Marcus Youssef

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international associate artist

Marcus Youssef is a playwright and artistic director based in Vancouver, Canada.

Marcus’ fifteen or so plays include King Arthur’s Night, Winners and Losers, Leftovers, Jabber, How Has My Love Affected You?, Ali & Ali and the aXes of Evil, Everyone, Adrift, Peter Panties, East Van Panto: Wizard of Oz and A Line in the Sand. They have been performed in multiple languages at dozens of theatres and festivals across North America, Asia, Australia and Europe, from Seattle to New York to London, Rekjayvik, Hong Kong and Berlin. In 2017 Marcus won Canada’s largest theatre award, the Siminovitch Prize, for his body of work as a playwright. He is also the recipient of the Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Award, the Canada Council Staunch-Lynton Award, the Rio-Tinto Alcan Performing Arts, Award, the Chalmer’s Canadian Play Award and numerous local awards in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. Marcus is Artistic Director of Vancouver’s Neworld Theatre, co-founder of the artist-run production studio Progress Lab 1422 and teaches widely.