Markus received an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination and the New York Times Critic's Pick for the off-Broadway production of Stalking the Bogeyman at New World Stages. He is the Founding Artistic Director of NewYorkRep Theatre and served as Interim Artistic Director of Theatre Aspen. Other directing projects include Church & State at New World Stages (Off-Broadway Alliance Nominated for best new play), Why You Beasting? (Time Out NY Critics' Pick), Associate Director for the Donmar Warehouse transfer of Blindness at the Daryl Roth Theatre, Lost Boy Found in Whole Foods by Tammy Ryan at The Portland Stage Company, London's Southwark Playhouse (Off-West End Award nomination for Best Production and Best Direction), Red Speedo at Center Rep (Bay Area Critics recommended, Shellie Award nomination for best direction), Kansas Repertory Theatre production of Chasing Gods by Paris Crayton III, Imagine: Yemen by Naomi Wallace and other at the Pershing Square Signature Center, and The White Rose at the Coterie Theatre, KC.
As an actor, he spent several seasons with The Guthrie Theatre, Denver Center, Long Wharf Theatre, American Conservatory Theatre, Berkeley Rep, and the tour of Death of A Salesman with Christopher Lloyd. As Producer, Markus was on the team that brought the Arena Stage production of Eric Cobble's The Velocity of Autumn to Broadway, starring Estelle Parsons, who received a Tony Award nomination.
Markus received his MFA from Columbia University, where he worked closely with Anne Bogart and Kristin Linklater for many years. He has taught around the country at the University of Minneapolis/Guthrie Theatre, The National Theatre Conservatory/Denver Center, Adelphi University, American Musical and Dramatic Academy of Arts in NYC, and The New Hampshire Institute of Art as a mentor to the MFA playwrights.
Markus holds membership/affiliations with the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), Actors Equity Association (AEA), SDC's Executive Board nominating committee, National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) selection committee, National New Play Network (NNPN) national showcase of new plays selection committee.
M.F.A. Columbia University
B.A. San Francisco State University
- Voice and Text
- Text Analysis
- Artistic Leadership/Producing
- Artistic Leadership
- Documentary Theatre
- Social Justice based plays and musicals
Stalking the Bogeyman by Markus Potter and David Holthouse, Best Men's Stage Monologues 2015, Best Women's Stage Monologues 2015. Published by Smith and Kraus, 2015