Marcus Youssef is currently Artistic Producer of Neworld Theatre in Vancouver and Artistic Associate of the Magnetic North Theatre Festival in Ottawa. A recipient of the Alcan Performing Arts Award, and the Chalmer’s Canadian Play Award, Marcus’ plays include: Ali and Ali and the aXes of Evil, Ali & Ali 7, Adrift, The Bobsledder of Baghdad, 3299: Forms in Order, Apathy House, A Line in the Sand, and over a dozen radio plays for CBC. His plays have been produced at theatres and major festivals across North America and Europe, and are published by Talonbooks.
As a director, Marcus’ 2009 production of Are We There Yet? won three Jessie Richardson Awards, for Directing, Acting and Best Production. Marcus’ fiction and non-fiction have been broadcast on many CBC radio and TV programs, including the Roundup where he was Writer in Residence; in Coming Attractions (Oberon), Grain, the Vancouver Sun, This Magazine,GEIST, Vancouver Magazine, the Globe and Mail, and Crank Magazine, which Marcus co-founded with Matt Hern. He is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada.