MARCUS SCOTT is a journalist, playwright and musical theater writer whose work has appeared in Out, Elle, Trace, Essence, Playbill, Uptown, Hello Beautiful, NewsOne, Madame Noire, Clutch, Broadway Black, Edge Media Group, Backstage, among others, and served as a writing fellow for Ryan Scott Oliver’s Crazy Town Blog. Scott has also appeared in interviews and features conducted by NPR, American Theatre, Broadway World, Stage Buddy, Hotspots!, and Very Good Light. Scott was the 2016-17 Musical Theatre Fellow at Playwrights Horizons where he assisted Kirsten Childs on the New York Premiere of Bella: An American Tall Tale. Plays include Tumbleweed (finalist for the 2017/2018 Humanitas Play LA Workshop, the Playwrights Foundation’s 2017 Bay Area Playwrights Festival and the 2017 Austin Playhouse Festival of New American Plays; semi-finalist for the 2017/2018 New Dramatists Princess Grace Fellowship Award, etc.), Cherry Bomb (recipient of Drama League’s 2017 First Stage Artist In Residence; 2017 finalist for the Yale Institute for Music Theatre), Malaise (2017 Downtown Urban Arts Festival at Cherry Lane Theater), Double Rainbow (2018 Downtown Urban Arts Festival at Theater 80 St. Marks). His work has been developed or performed at NYU, National Black Theatre, The Bechdel Group, Theater for The New City, New York Musical Theatre Festival’s Mint’d Inheritance Series, Goodspeed Opera House, The Actors Company Theatre (Musical Theatre Factory), PIT Underground (MTF), PIT Loft, New York Theatre Barn, Fresh Ground Pepper (Judson Memorial Church), Exquisite Corpse Company (Mister Rogers), Micro Theater Miami, Midtown International Theater Festival, Emerging Artist Theatre New Works Series at TADA! Theatre, Fresh Fruit Festival (Nuyorican Poets Café, Wild Project), Classical Theatre of Harlem’s Playwrights Playground/Reading Series, The Tank and others. Scott is a two-time finalist with for The Civilians’ R&D Group, two-time finalist for NBT’s “I Am Soul” Residency and finalist for Fresh Ground Pepper’s PlayGround PlayGroup. 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. He is a co-moderator for Musical Theatre Factory’s POC Roundtable (w/ Natasha Sinha; LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater and Beehive Dramaturgy) and a member of Athena Writes 2018.
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