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MARCUS SCOTT is a journalist, reporter, playwright, musical theater writer, songwriter, dramaturge, sketch comic and blogger. His work has appeared in Elle, Essence, Uptown, Trace, Giant, Hello Beautiful, NewsOne, The Urban Daily, Madame Noire, Styleblazer, Clutch, Out, The Underwear Expert, Bleu, Krave and Artvoice, among others. His has also penned multiple interviews, columns and articles for Broadway Black, Playbill, Edge Media Group, New York Theatre Guide, Backstage, Passport’s “The Broadway Blog” and serves as a writing fellow for Ryan Scott Oliver’s Crazy Town Blog. His 20-minute musical “Vitruvian Man” was performed in a private ceremony in the Black Box Theater for the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at NYU’s Tisch and starred Jason Tam (A Chorus Line, Lysistrata Jones), Stephen Mitchell Brown (Jekyll & Hyde) and Adam Monley (Mamma Mia!). His thesis musical, Cherry Bomb also received a reading at NYU’s Tisch. Selections from that musical were from performed as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival’s “Inheritance” concert (sponsored by Student Leadership Program) at the Pershing Square Signature Theatre, and the Goodspeed Opera House. With Cherry Bomb, Scott became the recipient of the Drama League’s 2017 First Stage Artist In Residence. “Malaise,” his 10-minute play was performed as part of the 2015 Fresh Fruit Festival at the Nuyorican Poets Café and at the Wild Project, where the event received the award for Time Out magazine’s “Critic's Pick.” It was also performed at the Midtown International Theater Festival and the Emerging Artist Theatre New Works Series at TADA! Theatre. Scott was later presented with the Pomegranate Seeds Award at the 2015 Fruitie Awards, in acknowledgement of "Outstanding Ensemble Effort" alongside five other winners for Best Short Plays. Scott also wrote an American family drama Tumbleweed; a finalist for the $45,000 I Am Soul Playwrights Residency, and received a workshop at the 2015-2016 Keep Soul Alive reading series under the National Black Theatre in Harlem. It also received a reading with The Bechdel Group. With Tumbleweed, Scott was among the top 25 finalists for The Civilians' R&D Group in 2016. The play was also a semi-finalist for the 2015-2016 Random Access Workshop Readings, the 2016 Premiere Stages Play Festival and the 2016 Fresh Ground Pepper PlayGround PlayGroup. At the moment, Scott is working on Born Again, a rock musical, and Sibling Rivalries, a play. Scott is a graduate of Buffalo State University, with a Bachelors of Arts in Communications (Print Journalism) and a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Theatre Arts (Acting), and is alum of the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Marcus Scott News

Liberation Theatre Company Selects Four Early Career Playwrights For 24-25 Writing Residency Program

Harlem's Liberation Theatre Company has chosen four emerging playwrights for their 2024-2025 Writing Residency Program. Learn more about the program!
Art House Productions to Present 2024 INKubator New Play Festival

Art House Productions has revealed the lineup for the 2024 INKubator New Play Festival from May 13-21. See the lineup and learn how to purchase tickets.
THE 24 HOUR PLAYS Make Their New Jersey Premiere At Mile Square Theatre In April

Mile Square Theatre will present THE 24 HOUR PLAYS on April 7, 2024, in Hoboken.
DORIAN THEATER AWARDS To Return For 2nd Year This May

GALECA has announced key dates and new categories for the 2nd Dorian Theater Awards, set to honor Broadway and Off-Broadway productions of the 2023-2024 season.
Celebrate PlayGround's 30th Anniversary With FLASHBACK: 1994

Join PlayGround in celebrating its 30th anniversary with a musical Monday Night inspired by the year of PlayGround's founding, 1994! Admission is free, but reservations are required. Donations accepted.
Art House Productions Reveals 2023-2024 Cohort of its INKubator Program

Art House Productions has announced the 2023-2024 cohort of its INKubator Program. INKubator is a year-long generative process for a select group of 6 playwrights in residence at Art House Productions. Learn more about the playwrights here!
PlayGround-NY's Season 3 Monday Night PlayGround Blasts Off Next Month with ORIGIN STORY

Thirty-six New York writers have just four-and-a-half days to generate their original scripts inspired by the prompt as they vie for one of six slots in the first round of this year's Monday Night PlayGround, performed at The Producers Club on October 23rd at 7pm ET.
JCTC Produces Reading of New Play SIBLING RIVALRIES By Marcus Scott

Jersey City Theater Center will present a reading of Sibling Rivalries by Marcus Scott, a new play set at a fictional Ivy League school in the years following the Obama Administration. The production is set for September 18. Learn more about the reading here!

SheNYC Arts has announced complete casting for the two plays running in rep, September 23 to October 14, by Festival alumni writers at A.R.T/NY Mezzanine Theatre. The plays are Fort Huachuca and Bloodshot.
National Black Theatre Selects Five Artists for 2023 Soul Series Lab Residency Program

Learn about the five talented artists selected for National Black Theatre's 2023 Soul Series Lab Residency Program. Discover their unique work and get an inside look at this exciting opportunity for emerging artists.
FRIGID New York presents The Fire This Time Festival Reading Series

FRIGID New York will present The Fire This Time Festival Reading Series on Sunday, September 3 at 7pm, Monday, September 11 at 7pm, and Sunday, September 17 at 7pm at The Kraine Theater (85 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003).
SheNYC Arts Will Produce FORT HUACHUCA and BLOODSHOT Off-Broadway This Fall

SheNYC Arts, an organization devoted to producing plays, musicals, and adaptations by writers of marginalized genders and who produces summer theater festivals of work by women/trans writers in NYC, LA, and Atlanta,  will be producing an off-Broadway run of two shows by Festival alumni writers.
Personal Pizza Party To Present THE OVEN Reading Series

Personal Pizza Party has announced that their first annual Writers' Kitchen cohort will present a reading series to showcase the work developed by the cohort during their eight-week meeting period at TheatreLab on July 12 and 19 at 7:00pm.
Finalists/Semifinalists Revealed For 46th Bay Area Playwrights Festival

Playwrights Foundation, the West Coast's premier launchpad for exceptional new plays and playwrights, has revealed the semifinalists and finalists for the 46th Bay Area Playwrights Festival, which will be presented in a hybrid festival.
Liberation Theatre Company Welcomes Four Early Career Playwrights Into Their 2023-2024 Writing Residency Program

In a further commitment to their mission, Liberation Theatre Company has chosen four emerging playwrights to participate in the sixth year of their Writing Residency Program for 2023-2024.
Photos: CANDIDA Celebrates Opening Night Off-Broadway

Gingold Theatrical Group is now presenting Candida, one of George Bernard Shaw's most popular plays. Directed by David Staller, Bernard Shaw's Candida is set to run through November 19, 2022, at Theatre Two in Theatre Row. Check out photos from opening night here!
Gingold Theatrical Group to Present A SCINTILLATING SHAW PARTY Featuring a Discussion of CANDIDA

Gingold Theatrical Group will continue GTG’s 17th Season with their annual special evenings of community events that embrace human rights and free speech. All of GTG’s programs, inspired by the works of George Bernard Shaw, are designed to provoke peaceful discussion and activism.
Heartbeat Opera Announces 2022-2023 Season With Radical Reimaginings Of 3 Classics

New York's Heartbeat Opera has announced its ninth season in 2022-23. 
Joshua Harmon Announced as Honorary Festival Playwright of Samuel French's Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival

Samuel French’s Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival has announced that Joshua Harmon is this year’s honorary festival playwright. This year’s top 30 playwrights were chosen from over 650 submissions around the world. They will present their plays during a week-long festival August 16-20 at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater in New York City.
Sunday Morning Michael Dale: The Fire This Time Festival's 13th Year of Spotlighting Early-Career Playwrights From The African Diaspora

With a name lending new urgency to a rhyming couplet from the African-American spiritual 'Mary, Don't You Weep' ('God gave Noah the rainbow sign / No more water, the fire next time') the annual Fire This Time Festival has produced dozens of ten-minutes plays in its mission to 'provide a platform for early-career playwrights from the African diaspora to explore new directions for 21st century theater'.

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