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David Marcus is an actor, writer and producer based in Brooklyn, NY.
Favorite stage credits include originating the role of Owen in Michael Domitrovich’s Artfuckers, directed by Eduardo Machado at Theater for the New City; Arthur Vine in Len Jenkins’ Margo Veil: An Entertainment, under the author’s direction at The Flea Theater; and his ongoing role as the host of Blue Box Productions’ Sticky series at Bowery Poetry Club, now in its 10th production year. www.spotlightright.com
playwright & producer
Libby Emmons, playwright. Co-producer: Blue Box’s Sticky series. Clubbed Thumb Biennial Commission 2009 winner for Zeropia. Publications: “The Worm Turns at the Fort Peck Hotel,” 2009 New York Theatre Review; “Little Angel,” InterACT Theatre Co., Philadelphia, PA, 2000. Upcoming film credits: “I Miss You” Acorn Films, LA, 2010; “Malcolm & Margerie,” Blue Guns Blue Tobacco, 2011. One-acts Wanting It, finalist for the Humana Award at Louisville Actors Theater, 2010; leaving last night, EBE Ensemble, Teatro Iati, March 2010, New York, NY. Full-lengths: The Little Room, short listed: BBC’s 2009 International Radio Play Competition, semi-finalist: Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s 2010 National Playwrights Conference; The Girls From Afar, reading: East West Players, LA, Desipina & Co., NYC, finalist, Yale Drama Series 2010. The Sustainable Future, Blue Box at Galapagos, 2006; Eyes of the Prophet, winner: John Golden Award; Dirty & Leo in Tokyo, workshopped: Torn Page Salon. Shorts seen with: Junta Juliel and RKP, Desipina & Co., Crown Point Festival, Sticky, Manhattan Theatre Source, Working Man’s Clothes, Atlantic Theatre School, LaMaMa Etc., all NYC; Acorn Pictures, LA, Subversive Theatre Co., Buffalo, NY. International: Sheffield, U.K., New Zealand. Collaborator: MacBeth Project: RAT Conference, Rosario, Argentina, 2004; The Charlotte Salomon Project, A Thousand Thousand Slimy Things Polybe + Seats. BA: Sarah Lawrence College, MFA: Columbia University. www.li88yinc.com
Starting work on the group’s Sticky series in 2004, Ali quickly became an integral part of the now three person team and is considered Blue Box’s “southern charm” director. She has directed over 30 plays for the long running Sticky series, which was in residence at Bowery Poetry Club from 2007-2012, including plays by Sheila Callaghan, Adam Szymkowicz, Caridad Svich, Michael Neiderman, Libby Emmons, Mark Borokowski, Jesse Wann, and many others. In addition to shorts, Ali has directed the company’s longer form work, including I Am Not an Allegory (these are people i know), Bowery Poetry Club, 2011; Connie in Detroit, Bowery Poetry Club and TARTE Festival, 2010; The Sustainable Future, Galapagos Art Space, 2006; all NYC. While Blue Box and Sticky keep her quite busy, Ali’s additional directing credits include The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, The Complete History of America (abridged), The Crown Prince of Perfect, “At Sea,” and several short plays for the Atlantic Theater School. She worked with The Flea Theater on Liz Swados' Jabu, and is a graduate of Wake Forest University. Ali eschews social media and personal websites. She's nearly unfindable.