Marcus Youssef

Marcus Youssef is based in Vancouver, Canada, on unceded Coast Salish territory. His fifteen or so plays, several co-written with longtime collaborators, have been produced in multiple languages across North America, Europe, and Asia, from Seattle to New York to Reykjavik, London, Hong Kong, and Berlin. He is the recipient of Canada’s largest cultural prize, the Siminovitch Prize for Theatre, the Rio Tinto Alcan Performing Arts Award, the Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Award, the Chalmers Canadian Play Award, the Seattle Times Footlight Award, the Vancouver Critics’ Innovation Award (three times), the Canada Council Staunch Lynton Award and Berlin, Germany’s Ikarus Prize.