MARCUS GARDLEYTown Crier
Marcus Gardley is a poet-playwright who is the current recipient of the 2014 Glickman Award. He was the 2013 James Baldwin Fellow and the 2011 PEN Laura Pels award winner for Mid-Career Playwright. The New Yorker describes Gardley as “the heir to Garcia Lorca, Pirandello, and Tennessee Williams.” He is the recipient of the 2011 Aetna New Voice Fellowship at Hartford Stage, the Hellen Merrill Award, a Kellsering Honor, and the Gerbode Emerging Playwright Award. He is also an ensemble member playwright at Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago. Gardley is currently working on an opera about Nina Simone in Stockholm, Sweden.