Welcome to the official page of Marcus Gorman
Playwright / Performer / Film Programmer
"An exploratory exercise into understanding the human condition, Triceratops is an introspective, thought-provoking debut."
-- Renee C. Fountain, New York Journal of Books
"A WILD RIDE. Hilarious and anxious and crazy."
-- Loraine Kanervisto, Writer/Editor at Genderfork and T(OUR) Magazine
"Marcus Gorman's script is at turns wacky, touching, and heartbreaking."
-- Kara Brown, Ghost Light Theatricals
"This is the greatest play I've ever seen."
-- Pilar O'Connell, Seattle Public Theater
"It is so refreshing to see a show so teeming and overflowing with intense artistic vision that I walked away inspired and excited to work on my own creative endeavors." -- Denise Ure
"I laughed cried lived died."
-- Brendan Mack, STAGEright Theatre
"A mesmerizing experience."
-- Casee Marie, Literary Inklings
"A truly surprising script from Marcus Gorman."
-- Clayton Weller, Pocket Theater
"Like watching the best of Saturday morning cartoons with a late-night twist." -- Geoff Finney, Copious Love Productions
"Their cacophony of movement, storytelling, and visceral interaction feels like a vibrant new generation in live performance." -- Tony Gavilanes, Copious Love Productions
"The perfect harmony of inspiration and improvisation coupled with a team of enthusiastic experimentative willing brilliant minds." -- Luke S. Walker
"HILARIOUS, WEIRD, SWEET, GLORIOUS!" -- Caitie Auld, Day Job
“Marcus Gorman nicely captured a time when every personal dilemma feels like melodrama to its participants.” -- Chris Burlingame, The Journal of Precipitation
"Winsome, full of flair." -- Alyssa Dyksterhouse, Seattle Weekly
"I appreciated how everyone committed so strongly to the idea of the invisible horse." -- Gregory Award nominator comment
Marcus is a Seattle-based writer and performer. His original plays include Deers, Natural, Peggy: The Plumber Who Saved the Galaxy (co-written with Jacob Farley), and Space Race 5000. He has worked on devised plays with interarts gang The Libertinis (Gone Wild!, Atomic Falls USA, The Fantastic Misadventures of Twisty Shakes) and physical theatre troupe DangerSwitch (Mad Scientist Cabaret, Big Bad). His one-acts have been produced in Seattle, New York City, Ashland, and Pittsburgh. He is the author of the novels Triceratops and Sky Masterson: Private Detective and the editor of the movie review site Ten Years Ago. He currently works at the Seattle International Film Festival as a film programmer and publications editor and is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America. He currently covers film and theatre for The Ticket at The Seattle Times and has been published on KCET-PBS and in Howlround, The Dramatist, CityArts, The Evergrey, and New American Theatre Magazine. He is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University, where he received a bachelor's degree in Film Production and a minor in English. For more information, click around!
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"Great casting and great direction light the stage on a slow-burning fire in one of the best shows I’ve ever seen on the Annex stage." — Mark Brewster, Annex A-List
"Laugh-out-loud! For anyone who likes off-the-wall novels and enjoys whodunits, musicals, and mystery novels with tons of surprises." — Schwartz Reviews
"A good-natured, space-opera-ribbing tale of conquering corruption in an injustice-ridden galaxy [that] finds a neat balance between campy comedy and just-right earnestness." — Blake Peterson, UW Daily
"A live-theater equivalent of a Looney Tunes cartoon spoof... I haven't laughed this hard at a theatrical event all year." — Tony Kay, City Arts
"BEST SHOW OF 2014" — Brett Love
"Barely constrained lunacy in the absolute best way I can imagine." — Beau M.K. Prichard, playwright