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Marcus Scott

 
Bio:
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, ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
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, ... (read complete bio)
 

Marcus Scott Biography

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

Photos: CANDIDA Celebrates Opening Night Off-Broadway Photo Photos: CANDIDA Celebrates Opening Night Off-Broadway
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 26, 2022

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 Photo Gingold Theatrical Group to Present A SCINTILLATING SHAW PARTY Featuring a Discussion of CANDIDA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 25, 2022

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 Photo Heartbeat Opera Announces 2022-2023 Season With Radical Reimaginings Of 3 Classics
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 5, 2022

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 Br Photo Joshua Harmon Announced as Honorary Festival Playwright of Samuel French's Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 28, 2022

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  Photo Sunday Morning Michael Dale: The Fire This Time Festival's 13th Year of Spotlighting Early-Career Playwrights From The African Diaspora
by Michael Dale - Jul 10, 2022

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'.

FOREVER AND A DAY to Make New York Premiere at Theatre Row Photo FOREVER AND A DAY to Make New York Premiere at Theatre Row
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 6, 2022

“Forever and a Day,” a new musical by Marcus Scott and Steven Silverstein, will be part of the Downtown Urban Arts Festival’s 20th Anniversary season, running June 1-June 25 at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). “Forever and a Day” will be performed Thursday, June 9th at 8 PM.

Cast Announced for 13th Annual The Fire This Time Festival Photo Cast Announced for 13th Annual The Fire This Time Festival
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 6, 2022

FRIGID New York will present the 13th Annual The Fire This Time Festival at The Kraine Theater, July 7-10. The festival will feature World Premiere 10-minute plays by early career and under-represented playwrights from the African diaspora, co-directed by Zhailon Levingston and actor, writer, director and TFTT alum Tracey Conyer Lee. 

SPEAKERS' CORNER New Play Development Plays-In-Progress 29-Hour Equity Workshops to C Photo SPEAKERS' CORNER New Play Development Plays-In-Progress 29-Hour Equity Workshops to Continue
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 31, 2022

Gingold Theatrical Group, now in its 17th Season, is continuing its new play development with the Plays-In-Progress AEA-approved Showcases of this year’s SPEAKER'S CORNER Writers Group.

Gingold Theatrical Group to Present SPEAKERS' CORNER New Play Development Workshops Photo Gingold Theatrical Group to Present SPEAKERS' CORNER New Play Development Workshops
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2022

Gingold Theatrical Group is presenting SPEAKER'S CORNER Writers Group. This season, writers Aeneas Sagar Hemphill, Divya Mangwani, Marcus Scott and Mallory Jane Weiss are developing works in response to prompts from the revolutionary activist humanitarian writings and precepts of George Bernard Shaw.

13th Annual The Fire This Time Festival To Play The Kraine Theater in July Photo 13th Annual The Fire This Time Festival To Play The Kraine Theater in July
by Stephi Wild - May 17, 2022

FRIGID New York will present the 13th Annual The Fire This Time Festival at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery), July 7-10 with performances on Thursday, July 7 at 7pm, Friday, July 8 at 7pm, Saturday, July 9th at 2pm, Saturday, July 9th at 7pm, and Sunday, July 10th at 3pm.

Marcus Scott Videos

VIDEO: Preview Heartbeat Opera's Radically Staged Versions Of Two Classics - DON GIOV Videoplay
VIDEO: Preview Heartbeat Opera's Radically Staged Versions Of Two Classics - DON GIOVANNI And FIDELIO

by Alan Henry - May 10, 2018

After last season's much-buzzed-about Butterfly and Carmen, HEARTBEAT OPERA-the daring young company whose unconventional orchestrations and stagings of classic operas have been called 'a radical endeavor' by Alex Ross in The New Yorker-returns to Baruch Performing Arts Center with its fourth annual Spring Festival May 2-13, 2018. Heartbeat premieres adaptations of two operatic masterpieces, both radically staged, trimmed down and re-orchestrated: Mozart's DON GIOVANNI and Beethoven's FIDELIO.