Marcus Youssef wins Siminovitch Prize

Congratulations to Marcus Youssef, MFA alumnus, who is the winner of the 2017 $100,000 Siminovitch Prize, Canada’s richest and most prestigious theatre award. The award includes a protégé element: each year’s winner chooses another artist to receive $25,000 of the total prize. Marcus selected theatre artist Christine Quintana (UBC Theatre BFA alumna) to share in his award.

Youssef is best known for writing and cowriting Winners and Losers (one of Neworld’s longest-running and most successful pieces), King Arthur’s Night, Leftovers, How Has My Love Affected You?, Ali & Ali, Chloe’s Choice, Everyone, Adrift, Peter Panties, Jabber, and A Line in the Sand.

Marcus recently taught for UBC Creative Writing in the Summer of 2017 and we interviewed him for the CRWR website when he was nominated for the award.