Geist Contributor Wins Siminovitch Prize!
Vancouver playwright and actor, Marcus Youssef, has been awarded Canada's biggest theatre world honour, the Siminovitch Prize. The annual $100k prize recognizes playwriting, theatre design and direction and was presented on November 6th, 2017 at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.
Youssef's work explores themes of otherness, difference and diversity. He currently serves as artistic director of Vancouver's Neworld Theatre, co-founded the city's artist-run production centre PL 1422 and is an adjunct professor of creative writing at the University of British Columbia.
Read Youssef's Geist dispatch, "Happy Shiny People" online.